New Views of the Constitution of the United States

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1823 - Law - 316 pages
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Originally published: Washington City: Printed for the Author, by Way and Gideon, 1823. [4], 316 pp. Hardcover. New.
Reprint of the uncommon first edition of the fourth and last of Taylor's books on the United States Constitution. Little-known today, Taylor's work is of great significance in the political and intellectual history of the South and essential for understanding the constitutional theories that Southerners asserted to justify secession in 1861. Taylor was a leading advocate of states' rights, agrarianism and a strict construction of the Constitution in the political battles of the 1790s.
"Taylor and myself have rarely, if ever, differed in any political principle of importance."-- Thomas Jefferson. Later Southern political leaders, notably John C. Calhoun, shared this opinion.
Known as John Taylor of Caroline [1753-1824], 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
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SECTION III THE SUBJECT CONTINUED
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SECTION IV THE SUBJECT CONTINUED
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SECTION V THE SUBJECT CONCLUDED
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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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