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Gouverneur Morris and Theistic Rationalism in the Founding Era

Gregg Frazer

in Faith and the Founders of the American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199843336
eISBN:
9780199362417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843336.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gouverneur Morris was an important but neglected founder. From 1775 to 1777, he was first an influential member of New York’s Provincial Congress and later its constitutional convention. The ... More


Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

William Howard Adams

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book is a biography of one of the most colorful and least well-known of the founding fathers. A plain-spoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy but opposed slavery and championed freedom ... More


The Pedigree

William Howard Adams

in Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about how Gouverneur Morris inherited an impressive New York name, that reached into the political affairs of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With the Morris name, he also inherited a ... More


Crafting Citizens

Jennifer Van Horn

in Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629568
eISBN:
9781469629582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629568.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the wooden legs donned by American male amputees after the Revolution through the only example known to survive: the prosthesis worn by politician Gouverneur Morris. Amputees’ ... More


National Power and the Presidency: Rival Forms of Federalist Constitutionalism at the Founding

Jonathan Gienapp

in Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813066813
eISBN:
9780813067018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066813.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Leading constitutional framers Alexander Hamilton, James Wilson, and Gouverneur Morris are often justifiably seen as staunch allies: the foremost champions of expansive national and presidential ... More


A Profession

William Howard Adams

in Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Gouverneur Morris's profession. Gouverneur Morris was brighter than his much older half-brothers, now settled with families and in unremarkable careers, and his intelligence ... More


Business as Usual

William Howard Adams

in Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter states that Gouverneur Morris as a businessman was more conservative than Robert Hunter Morris (his uncle). He handled his growing land speculations with greater care as time went on. ... More


Introduction: Redeeming Mr. Morris

William Howard Adams

in Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter outlines Gouverneur Morris's majestic vision of a national government and his relentless bargaining in the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 that helped to put in place ... More


The Abolition Movement and the Problem of the Constitution

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter One considers how abolitionists struggled to reconcile their hatred of slavery with the US Constitution, which most Americans understood to allow slavery in the states that wished to have it. ... More


Enshrining a Constitutional Privilege

Amanda L. Tyler

in Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199856664
eISBN:
9780199366668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199856664.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The U.S. Constitution that emerged from the Constitutional Convention in 1787 created a stronger central government than had existed under the Articles of Confederation and for the first time ... More


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