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The most important project on this website is "THE WORKS."
This is the place where you can read the words of the founding fathers and those who had a VERY BIG part in the founding of this country.

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Not only do we have the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist Papers, but we also have other Constitutional Commentaries that were written shortly after the Constitution was ratified.

Joseph Story Commentary

 Joseph Story

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME I

HISTORY OF THE COLONIES

 

CHAPTER

TITLE

PARAGRAPHS

1.

 

Origin and Title to the Territory of the Colonies

01 - 38

2.

 

Origin and Settlement of Virginia

39 - 51

3.

 

Origin and Settlement of New England, and Plymouth Colony

52 - 60

4.

 

Massachusetts

61 - 77

5.

 

New Hampshire

78 - 81

6.

 

Maine

82 - 83

7.

 

Connecticut

84 - 93

8.

 

Rhode Island

94 - 102

9.

 

Maryland

103 - 110

10.

 

New York

111 - 114

11.

 

New Jersey

115 - 120

12.

 

Pennsylvania

121 - 125

13.

 

Delaware

126 - 127

14.

 

North and South Carolina

128 - 142

15.

 

Georgia

143 - 145

16.

 

General Review of the Colonies

146 - 158

17.

 

General Review of the Colonies (Con’t)

159 - 197

 

VOLUME II

HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION AND OF THE CONFEDERATION

 

CHAPTER

TITLE

PARAGRAPHS

1.

 

The History of the Revolution

198 - 217

2.

 

Origin of the Confederation

218 - 228

3.

 

Analysis of the Articles of the Confederation

229 - 242

4.

 

Decline and Fall of the Confederation

243 - 271

 

VOLUME III

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

 

CHAPTER

TITLE

PARAGRAPHS

1.

 

Origin and Adoption of the Constitution

272 - 280

2.

 

Objections to the Constitution

281 - 305

3.

 

Nature of the Constitution - whether a Compact

306 - 372

4.

 

Who is the final Judge or Interpreter in Constitutional Controversies

373 - 396

5.

 

Rules of Interpretation of the Constitution

397 - 456

6.

 

The Preamble

457 - 517

7.

 

Distribution of Powers

518 - 544

8.

 

The Legislature

545 - 570

9.

 

The House of Representatives

571 - 689

10.

 

The Senate

690 - 813

11.

 

Elections and Meetings of Congress

814 - 836

12.

 

Privileges and Powers of both Houses of Congress

837 - 872

13.

 

Mode of Passing Laws - President's Negative

873 - 904

14.

 

Power of Congress - Taxes

905 - 1058

15.

 

Power of Congress - Borrow Money and Regulate Commerce

1059 - 1106

16.

 

Power of Congress - Naturalization and Bankruptcy

1107 - 1120

17.

 

Power of Congress - Coin Money and Fix the Standard of Weights and Measures

1121 - 1128

18.

 

Power of Congress - Establish Post Offices and Post Roads

1129 - 1155

19.

 

Power of Congress - Promote Science and Useful Arts

1156 - 1160

20.

 

Power of Congress - Punish Piracies and Felonies on the High Seas

1161 - 1172

21.

 

Power of Congress - Declare War and Make Captures - Army Navy

1173 - 1203

22.

 

Power of Congress - Militia

1204 - 1219

23.

 

Power of Congress - Seat of Government and other ceded Places

1220 - 1239

24.

 

Power of Congress - Incidental

1240 - 1262

25.

 

Power of Congress - National Bank

1263 - 1275

26.

 

Power of Congress - Internal Improvements

1276 - 1285

27.

 

Power of Congress - Purchases of Foreign Territory - Embargoes

1286 - 1298

28.

 

Power of Congress to Punish Treason

1299 - 1305

29.

 

Power of Congress as to Proof of State Records and Proceedings

1306 - 1317

30.

 

Power of Congress - Admission of new States, and Acquisition of Territory

1318 - 1325

31.

 

Power of Congress - Territorial Government

1326 - 1334

32.

 

Prohibitions on the United States

1335 - 1356

33.

 

Prohibitions on the States

1357- 1377

34.

 

Prohibitions on the States - Impairing Contracts

1378 - 1405

35.

 

Prohibitions on the States - Tonnage Duties - Making War

1406 - 1414

36.

 

Executive - Organization of Department

1415 - 1493

37.

 

Executive - Powers and Duties

1494 - 1577

38.

 

The Judiciary - Importance and Powers of

1578 - 1799

39.

 

Definition and Evidence of Treason

1800 - 1807

40.

 

Privileges of Citizens - Fugitives - Slaves

1808 - 1816

41.

 

Guaranty of Republican Government - Mode of Making Amendments

1817 - 1835

42.

 

Public Debts - Supremacy of Constitution and Laws

1836 - 1846

43.

 

Oaths of Office - Religious Test - Ratification of the Constitution

1847 - 1860

44.

 

Amendments to the Constitution

1861 - 1923

45.

 

Concluding Remarks

1924 - 1928

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