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Founding: The Anti-Federal Appropriation

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

in Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

There is a perplexing disjunction at the very heart of American politics. Anti-Federalists are most commonly remembered for losing their battle to defeat ratification of the Constitution. Yet an ... More


From Ratification to the Bill of Rights

Jeff Broadwater

in James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835302
eISBN:
9781469601878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869918_broadwater.6
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As debates for the ratification of the Constitution began, newspaper articles began criticizing the Constitution. This chapter discusses the political philosophy behind James Madison's essays when he ... More


American Constitutionalism Defined: Six Seminal Documents

George Athan Billias

in American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the contribution of each of the six seminal documents of American constitutionalism to nation building. It begins with a discussion of the American Declaration of Independence, ... More


The Classical Orator as Political Representative: Cicero and the Modern Concept of Representation

Gary A. Remer

in Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439167
eISBN:
9780226439334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439334.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Contemporary scholars largely agree that political representation is a modern phenomenon. It is argued in this chapter, however, that Cicero envisions his ideal orator-statesman as a representative ... More


Achievements and Challenges: The History the Founding Fathers Made

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers Reconsidered

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199832576
eISBN:
9780190254674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832576.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the publication of “The Federalist No. 14” in “The New-York Packet” on November 30, 1787. In this installment of the series of essays, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and ... More


Consent and Competence in Representative Government

Mark B. Brown

in Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013246
eISBN:
9780262258647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013246.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Seventeenth-century science was closely affiliated with monarchy and opposed to democracy because of improper political implications. During the eighteenth century, elements allied with early modern ... More


Reason, Passions, and Free Speech

John Finnis

in Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580057
eISBN:
9780191729379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a 1967 essay, cited in the US Supreme Court's lasting settlement of obscenity law in 1973, and it explores the applicability of the classic and Humean distinctions between ... More


Of Constitutions and Constitutionalisms

George Athan Billias

in American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines the influence of American constitutionalism abroad. It considers the extent to which the six seminal documents that comprised the core of American constitutionalism—the American ... More


The Federal Constitution

Gordon S. Wood

in Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197546918
eISBN:
9780197546949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546918.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes the Convention that met in Philadelphia from the end of May to mid-September 1787 to draft the new federal Constitution. The Virginia plan, created largely by James Madison, ... More


The Politics of Competence

Arthur Lupia

in Uninformed Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190263720
eISBN:
9780197559598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263720.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

To increase another person’s knowledge or competence, it is necessary to attract attention to the information and for attentive persons to find the information credible. What attributes of ... More


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