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Declaring Rights a Brief History With Documents

by Jack N. Rakove

  • ISBN: 9780312137342
  • ISBN10: 0312137346

Declaring Rights a Brief History With Documents

by Jack N. Rakove

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bedford/st Martins
  • Publish date: 03/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780312137342
  • ISBN10: 0312137346
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Description: Foreword Preface Introduction: Rights across the Centuries PART ONE: RIGHTS IN REVOLUTION 1. The Seventeenth-Century Background English Precedents American Precedents 2. Puzzels about Rights Defining a Right The Holders of Rights The Threat to Rights The Sources of Rights The Form and Function of a Declaration of Rights The Popularity of Rights-Talk 3. The Colonists'' Appeal to Rights 4. The Legacy of 1689 Constraining the King 1. Convention Parliment, Declaration of Rights, February 12, 1688 o.s. 5. Rights in Resistance Challenging the Stamp Act 2. Resolutions of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, October 29, 1765 Disputing the American Claim 3. Martin Howard,Jr., A Letter from a Gentleman at Halifax (1765) Consitutional Rights in the British Tradition 4. John Adams, The Earl of Clarendon to William Pym, January 27, 1766 Declarations of Rights as Instruments of Negotiation 5. Contintental Congress, Declaration and Resolves, October 14, 1774 6. Rights in the First Constitutions Constitutions: A New Definition 6. Four Letters on Interesting Subjects, 1776 Populist Suspicions 7. Resolutions of Concord, Massachusetts, October 21, 1776 Declaring Rights: The First Models 8. Thomas Jefferson, Third Draft of a Constitution for Virginia, Part IV, June 1776 9. Virginia Provincial Convention, Committee Draft of a Declaration of Rights, May 27, 1776 10. Pennsylvania Convention, Declaration of Rights, 1776 Massachusetts: A Final Example 11. A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1780 A Legislative Milestone 12. Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, 1786 PART TWO: THE CONSTITUTION AND RIGHTS 7. Madison and the Problem of Rights 8. Framing the Constitution 9. The Basic Positions Stated A First Try at Amendments 13. Richard Henry Lee, Amendments Proposed to Congress, September 27, 1787 A Crucial Federalist Response 14. James Wilson, Statehouse Speech, October 6, 1787 10. The Anti-Federalist Case The Traditional Position Restated 15. Brutus, Second Essay Opposing the Constitution, November 1, 1787 Rights and the Education of Citizens 16. Federal Farmer, Letter XVI, January 20, 1788 11. The Federalist Position Can We Enumerate All Our Rights? 17. James Iredell, Speech in the North Carolina Ratification Convention, July 28, 1788 12. Madison and Jefferson: The Classic Exchange Defending the Veto 18. James Madison, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, October 24, 1787 The View From Paris 19. Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787 20. Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, July 31, 1788 Madison''s Response 21. James Madison, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, October 17, 1788 Jefferson''s Common Sense 22. Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, March 15, 1789 13. Framing the Bill of Rights Madison''s Statemanship 23. James Madison, Speech to the House of Representatives, June 8, 1789 Unweaving the Amendments 24. U.S. House of the Representatives, Constitutional Amendments Proposed to the Senate, August 24, 1789 Editorial Changes 25. U. S. Congress, Constitutional Amendments Proposed to the States, September 28, 1789 Residual Ambiguities Epilogue: After Two Centuries APPENDICES A Constitutional Chronology (1603-1791) Questions for Consideration Selected Bibliography Index
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