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A chronicle of the rise of American civilization from its inception through the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention of 1787, this scholarly text examines the differences between a national, or centralized and consolidated, system and a federal, or localized and state-focused, system of government. Emphasizing the Christian foundations of the United States, the colonial preference for principles of federalism, and the American rejection of socialism, Warren L. McFerran provides a detailed analysis of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, and the federal Constitution.
This comprehensive history traces the quest for a peaceable and lawful revolution, from Britain’s Glorious Revolution to Canada’s current situation, with a special emphasis on the constitutional questions raised by the American Civil War.
A restatement and rediscovery of the intended meaning of the United States Constitution, this exhaustive volume closely examines the document as originally framed in 1787, implemented in 1789, and amended in 1791, 1798, and 1804. Tracing each provision of the Constitution to its historic roots, John Remington Graham presents a focused yet comprehensive reading of the document, exposing its true legal meaning in a manner never done before.
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Through his examination of the contribution to the concept of the sovereignty of the people made by John Locke, Warren L. McFerran illustrates the profound impact that the Age of Reason had on the American mind. The author goes on to examine the original American theory of government, which vests political supremacy in the people of each state, and how the rise of the consolidating school throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries determined to undermine the federal Constitution and transfer sovereignty from the people of the states to the federal government.
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