SOURCES
OF THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO COLONIAL AND ENGLISH HISTORY

BY

C. ELLIS STEVENS, LL.D., D.C.L.
F.S.A. (EDINBURGH)

SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED

New York
MACMILLAN AND CO.
AND LONDON 1894
All rights reserved

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COPYRIGHT, 1894,
BY C. ELLIS STEVENS.

Set up and electrotyped April, 1894.
Reprinted November, 1894.

Norwood Press:

J S. Cushing & Co. — Berwick & Smith.
Boston, Mass..U.S.A.

In Tribute

TO THE
NATIONS WHICH IN VARYING WAYS BORE RELATION TO
The Founding of America
SPAIN, ITALY, FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS SWEDEN, GERMANY, AND
GREAT BRITAIN THIS WORK IS INSCRIBED

CONTENTS.

 [PREFACE]

CHAPTER ............ PAGE

 I. THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COLONIES .... 1

 II. THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION ..... 35

 III. LEGISLATIVE ORGANISM ...... 59

 IV. LEGISLATIVE POWERS ...... 86

 V. THE ENGLISH EXECUTIVE .....117

 VI. THE AMERICAN EXECUTIVE ..... 145

 VII. THE JUDICIARY .......178

 VIII. THE BILL OF RIGHTS ...... 207

 APPENDIX

I. DEMOCRACY AND THE CONSTITUTION ..... 243

II. THE EARLY STATE CONSTITUTIONS ..... 249

III. ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION AND PERPETUAL UNION BETWEEN THE STATES ..... 268

IV. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES .... 279

 INDEX .......... 301

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