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Connecticut: Disestablishment and Judicial Independence

Scott Douglas Gerber

in A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765874
eISBN:
9780199896875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765874.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

Connecticut delegates to the Federal Convention of 1787 fashioned what has come to be known as the “Connecticut Compromise,” a plan that broke a deadlock over how many representatives each state may ... More


Selecting U.S. Senators

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The delegates viewed the U.S. Senate as a small body of leaders who could stop the unruly democratic urges of the House of Representatives. Representation in the Senate became the principle political ... More


A New Government Must Be Made: 1786—1787

Jeff Broadwater

in Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651019
eISBN:
9781469651033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651019.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the year leading up to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Jefferson, now serving as American minister to France, grew increasingly frustrated with Congress’s inability to retaliate against ... More


William R. Davie: North Carolina’s Patriot Partisan

Scott King-Owen

in North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651200
eISBN:
9781469651224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This profile of the lawyer and planter William R. Davie illustrates the relative decline of North Carolina’s conservative, political elite in the post-Revolutionary era. Educated at Princeton, Davie ... More


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