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Philosophical and Legal Roots of American Political Thought
PART TWO THEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND
Puritan Political Thought
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American political thought Anti-Federalists argued aristocracy Arminianism Articles of Confederation asserted authority balance basic basis believed bicameralism British Calhoun Christian church civil classical republican colonial common law conception consent Constitution Court covenant Declaration of Independence democracy democratic divine doctrine economic effect election emphasis England English equal established exist fact federal Federalist form of government freedom fundamental Hamilton happiness Hume Ibid idea individual influence institutions interest James James Madison Jefferson Jeffersonian John Adams judicial judicial review justice later law of nature legislative legislature liberty Locke Madison Massachusetts ment mind moral natural law natural rights opinion Parliament parties passion Penn Perry Miller philosophy political science popular primacy principles Puritan Quaker reason regarded religion religious republican Revolution sense separation of powers slavery social society sovereignty theory Thomas Jefferson tion truth ultimate Virginia virtue Whig William Wilson Winthrop Writings York