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How Magna Carta Influenced the American Revolution

In 1984, Ross Perot purchased a copy of the 1297 reissuance of the Magna Carta from the Brudenell family who had held the document... The post How Magna Carta Influenced the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

George Mason: The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights

George Mason: The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights by William Hyland, Jr. (Regnery, 2019) Most people have never heard of George... The post George Mason: The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights appeared first on Journal...

10 Things Pauline Maier Taught Us About Ratification and the Bill of Rights

In writing Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, Pauline Maier hoped to create, in her words, a “Constitutional thriller.” She invited readers to “forget for the moment much of what they know … and return...

The Juntocast Tackles the Bill of Rights

For folks interested in the recent postings on the genesis of the U.S. Bill of Rights, I recommend the latest podcast discussion from the Junto, released last weekend.Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the development of those amendments...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Jan 2016

The Long Process of Labeling the Bill of Rights

As I noted back here, James Madison used the label “bill of rights” for the first of his proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution—a proposal that never got out of Congress. He also proposed a bunch of limitations on the federal government...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2016

Just a Few Revisions Here and There

The Amendments to the U.S. Constitution that we think of as the Bill of Rights are rooted mostly in James Madison’s fourth and fifth proposed amendments from June 1789:Fourthly,That in article 2st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4, be inserted...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Jan 2016

James Madison’s Bill of Rights

On 8 June 1789 James Madison arose in the U.S. House of Representatives and stated that the time had come to discuss amending the Constitution that had created that legislative body. After all, it had been meeting for two months already.There was immediately...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Jan 2016

Robert Whitehill and the Campaign for a Bill of Rights

Robert Whitehill (1738-1813) was a farmer and politician from central Pennsylvania. He was in the group of democrats who created the state’s 1776 constitution, which started with a Declaration of Rights. When Pennsylvania held a convention to decide...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Jan 2016

The Father of the Bill of Rights

If we Google “Father of the Bill of Rights,” the name that pops up more than any other is George Mason of Virginia.It’s true that ExplorePAHistory says of Robert Whitehill, “it is not too much of an exaggeration to call him the...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Jan 2016

Birthplaces of the Bill of Rights

Where was the Bill of Rights born? In Parliament in 1689, as a codification of the Glorious Revolution that deposed King James II and brought his daughter Mary and her husband, Prince William of Orange, to the throne of England, Wales, and Scotland.Here’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Jan 2016

Preserving the Truth about the James Bell Tavern

I’ve seen a lot of news stories about the interrupted demolition of a stone building on the Harrisburg Pike in Silver Spring Township, Pennsylvania. Most recently this building was Stone House Autos, and before that it was Stone House Computers,...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Jan 2016

From English Penal Laws to the U.S. Second Amendment

One of my friends sent me a link to this article, assuming that I already knew about its premise: that the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights was James Madison's response to Penal Laws that forbade Catholics in England and Ireland from owning weapons....

Proposal for a Bill of Attainder with Corruption of Blood

I had reason this week to look up information about Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas (shown here), and I found this curious line on Wikipedia:Corruption of BloodIn 2013 Cotton introduced legislative language to overturn the United States Constitution prohibition...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Mar 2015

The “5-Page Topic Outline” and the “98-Page Framework”

One of the common complaints about the new Advanced Placement U.S. History Course guidelines is that they’re so much longer than they were before. For instance, World Magazine reported: The new framework is 98 pages long, compared to the five-page topic...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Sep 2014

The Second Amendment’s Historic Moment

In considering the Second Amendment, I think it’s valuable to recognize the unusual historical moment in which it was enacted.Whig political philosophy had long warned against a large “standing army”—i.e., the sort of military we now have—as...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 May 2014

William Hogeland on the Second Amendment

With the American public once again focused for a time on how our policies enable crazy men to easily obtain guns, William Hogeland, author of The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 May 2014

Freedom of speech, of the press, the right to assemble

Point and Shoot, Martha Rosner Dear Friends and readers, As anyone who has watched TV in the last few months, read periodicals of any sort, read articles on the Internet, knows freedom of speech. of the press, and the right to assemble are just now under...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jun 2013

The Real Lessons of the Three-Fifths Compromise

American historians’ Twitter feeds lit up yesterday with links and responses to an essay from James Wagner, the president of Emory University, extolling the value of compromise. Though the essay started talking about national politics, by the end it...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Feb 2013

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