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Constitution: Changing Meanings of the Term from the Early Seventeenth to the Late Eighteenth Century ⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter describes the constitution of a state from the early seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. The constitution of a state is the fundamental settlement that determines the manner in ... More


Property

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of property in American constitutional history. The framers of the Constitution established a number of protections for property, many of which had analogs in the ... More


Antecedents

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter considers the roots of American constitutionalism. Topics discussed include the conflict over the proper division between power and liberty that ran through English history during the ... More


Equality

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of equality in American constitutional history. Equality was not an explicit core value of the Constitution of 1787, nor was it embraced as a basic condition of ... More


Representation

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of representation in American constitutional history. It argues that while the framers of the Constitution distrusted direct democracy, preferring the indirect form of ... More


Balance

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of balance in American constitutional history. The problem of power is the longest-lived issue in American constitutionalism. It was a central focus of the American ... More


Security

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of security in American constitutional history. It considers the controversies over the US response to 9/11 and how these were not unique in American history. From the ... More


Federalism

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of federalism in American constitutional history. Federalism was the most novel doctrine to emerge from the Constitutional Convention. It addressed two pressing ... More


Rights

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of rights in American constitutional history. It argues that, contrary to popular belief, rights as codified in the Bill of Rights have never escaped controversy nor ... More


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