New Views of the Constitution of the United States (Google eBook)

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1823 - Law - 316 pages
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"Col. Taylor and myself have rarely, if ever, differed in any political principle of importance." Thomas Jefferson. Reprint of the uncommon first and only edition. Taylor was a champion of local democracy and one of the first and clearest spokesmen of the states rights, agrarian school. This was the fourth and last of Taylor's books on the United States Constitution, in which he expounds his philosophy of government. Known as John Taylor of Caroline [1753-1824] and for his strong advocacy of agrarian states rights, his alignment with Thomas Jefferson and his commitment to a strict construction of the Constitution, Taylor fought in the Revolutionary War and served briefly in the Virginia House of Delegates before he became a Senator from Virginia. Taylor was the author of Construction Construed and Constitutions Vindicated, A Defence of the Measures of the Administration of Thomas Jefferson, attributed to "Curtius," An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States and other works.
  

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John Taylor fought in the Revolutionary War and served in the Virginia House of Delegates briefly before becoming a Senator from Virginia. An extremely important man of his time, sadly not well known today. A true Jeffersonian whose views are very important. Read full review

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Contents

SECTION I THE MEANING OF CERTAIN PRIMARY WORDS
1
THE JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION
11
SECTION III THE SUBJECT CONTINUED
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SECTION IV THE SUBJECT CONTINUED
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SECTION V THE SUBJECT CONCLUDED
35
SECTION VI YATESS NOTES
39
SECTION VII THE SUBJECT CONCLUDED
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SECTION VIII THE FEDERALIST
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SECTION X THE SUBJECT CONTINUED
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SECTION XI THE SUBJECT CONTINUED
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SECTION XII THE SUBJECT CONCLUDED
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SECTION XIII SOVEREIGNTY
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SECTION XIV ONE OF THE PEOPLE
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SECTION XV OTHER CONSOLIDATING DOCTRINES
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SECTION XVI A FEDERAL AND NATIONAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT COMPARED
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CONSTRUCTION
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SECTION IX THE SUBJECT CONTINUED
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About the author (1823)

John Taylor, a journalist for more than two decades, has been a contributing editor at New York magazine and a senior writer for Esquire. He lives in East Moriches, New York.

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