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VOL. I. COLONIAL RIGHTS—THE REVOLUTION—THE
Introduction by HENRY CABOT LODGE, LL.D., Senator from
VOL. II. FOREIGN RELATIONS, PART 1.:
Introduction by WILLIAM JENNIŅGS, BryaŅ, LL.D., Secre-
tary of State.
VOL. III. FOREIGN RELATIONS, PART:2:
Introduction by THEODORE ROOSEVELT, EL.D.; Ex-President
of the United States.
VOL. IV. SLAVERY FROM 1790 TO 1857.
Introduction by CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, LL.D., Author
of “Lee at Appomattox,” etc.
VOL. V. STATE RIGHTS [1798-1861] AND SLAVERY
Introduction by ETHELBERT D. WARFIELD, LL.D., President
of Lafayette College.
VOL. VI. THE CIVIL WAR.
Introduction by HENRY WATTERSON, LL.D., Editor of the
VOL. VII. CIVIL RIGHTS, PART 1.
Introduction by WOODROW WILSON, LL.D., President of the
VOL. VIII. CIVIL RIGHTS, PART 2.
Introduction by WALTER HINES PAGE, LL.D., American
Ambassador to the Court of St. James.
L. IX. DEPARTMENTS OF GOVERNMENT.
Introduction by WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, LL.D., Ex-Presi-
dent of the United States.
VOL. X. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL QUESTIONS, PART 1.
Introduction by ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY, LL.D., Presi-
dent of Yale University.
VOL. XI. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL QUESTIONS, PART 2.
Introduction by CHARLES R. VAN HISE, President of the
University of Wisconsin.
VOL. XII. REVENUE: TARIFF AND TAXATION.
Introduction by Ida M. TARBELL, L. H. D., Associate Edi-
tor of the American Magazine.
VOL. XIII. FINANCE, PART 1.
Introduction by THEODORE E. BURTON, LL.D., Senator from
VOL. XIV; FINANCE, PÄRT 2.
Introduction :ky: IRVING FISHER, Ph.D., Professor of Po-
liticai Econoinj in Yale University.
INTRODUCTION: The Constitution and Its Makers
By HENRY CABOT LODGE.
I. THE STAMP ACT (Debates in Parliament and Colonial As-
Debate in the House of Commons between Sir CHARLES TOWN-
SEND and Col. Isaac BARRÉ, on the Passage of the Act.
Debate in the Virginia Assembly on PATRICK HENRY's reso-
lutions against the Act: in favor, Mr. HENRY, RICHARD
HENRY LEE; opposed, PEYTON RANDOLPH.
Arguments against the Act by JAMES OTIS (Mass.), JOHN
ADAMS (Mass.), DANIEL DULANY (Md.), THEODORIC BLAND
II. THE SUPREMACY OF PARLIAMENT (Debates in Parlia-
Debate in the Commons on the Right to Tax America: in
favor, GEORGE GRENVILLE; opposed, WILLIAM Pitt, Sr.
Debate in the Commons on a resolution declaring Parliament
supreme: in favor, Gen. HENRY SEYMOUR CONway and the
MARQUIS of ROCKINGHAM; opposed, Col. Isaac BARRÉ, and
Debate in the Commons on the Repeal of the Stamp Act: in
favor, Gen. Conway, Mr. PITT and Col. BARRÉ; opposed,
Debate in the Lords on the Supremacy of Parliament: in
favor Lord MANSFIELD; opposed, Lord CAMDEN.
III. “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION” (Con.
troversy between the Colonial Assemblies and British Par-
Controversy over the “Townshend Taxes” between Lord
HILLSBOROUGH and JAMES Otis (Mass.).
Arguments against the Taxes by Josiah QUINCY, JR. (Mass.),
Col. BARRÉ, and PATRICK HENRY (Va.)
Debate in the First Continental Congres Royal Govern-
ment of the Colonies: in favor, JOSEPH GALLOWAY (Pa.),
John Jay (N. Y.), EDWARD RUTLEDGE (S. C.); opposed,
Addresses of the Congress: to the British people, drafted by
Mr. JAY; to the King, drafted by John DICKINSON (Pa.).
IV. FORCE OR CONCILIATION! (Debates in the British Parlia-
Debate in the Lords on the Removal of Troops from Boston:
in favor, Lord CHATHAM (formerly WILLIAM PITT, Sr.),
Lord CAMDEN, Lord SHELBURNE, and the MARQUIS of Rock-
Tilt in the Lords between Lord CHATHAM and Lord SAND-
WICH over the character of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.
Plans of Conciliation by Lord CHATHAM, Dr. FRANKLIN,
Lord North, and EDMUND BURKE.
BURKE's great speech on "Conciliation with America."
BURKE's peroration on “The Right to Tax America."
V. COLONIES VS. PARLIAMENT (American Debates and
Speech of James Wilson in the Pennsylvania Assembly:
Vindication of the Colonies.”
Debate in the Virginia Convention on PATRICK HENRY's reso-
lutions to adopt Defensive Measures: in favor, Mr. HENRY
(his “Liberty Death” speech); opposed, RICHARD
BLAND, ROBERT CARTER NICHOLAS, and EDMUND PENDLETON.
Address of the Second Continental Congress to the British
people, drafted by RICHARD HENRY LEE (Va.). Declaration
of Congress to the World, drafted by John DICKINSON (Pa.).
VI. COLONIES VS. THE CROWN (Speeches and Debates on the
Declaration of Independence)
The Mecklenburgh (N. C.) Declaration of Independence.
Proposition of American Independence by THOMAS PAINE
(Pa.) in his “Common Sense."
Address of Judge WILLIAM HENRY DRAYTON (S. C.) on
“America Created to Be Free."
Declaration of Rights by Virginia, drafted by GEORGE MASON.
Debate in Congress on the resolution of RICHARD HENRY LEE
(Va.), declaring American Independence: in favor, Mr. LEE,
John ADAMS (Mass.), GEORGE WHYTE (Va.); opposed, JOHN
HANCOCK (Mass.), JAMES WILSON (Pa.), ROBERT R. Liv-
INGSTON (N. Y.), EDWARD RUTLEDGE (S. C.), JOHN DICKIN-
VII. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Original and Final Drafts of the Declaration.
Speech of SAMUEL ADAMS (Mass.) on “American Independ-
VIII. REVOLUTION OR REBELLION?
Speeches in Parliament by Lord CHATHAM, CI ?
Fox, and John Wilkes against the America il
Address by Congress (drafted by SAMUEL C114;i gainst
British proposals of peace: “Be Not Deceive
Controversy between the Earl of SHELBURNE.' TIOMAS
PAINE (Pa.) on Great Britain's Refusal to Vili Inde-
pendence to America.
Debate in Congress on report of Committee to Draft Articles
of Confederation: SAMUEL CHASE (Md.), JOHN ADAMS
(Mass.), BENJAMIN HARRISON (Va.), JAMES WILSON (Pa.),
Dr. JOHN WITHERSPOON (N. J.), Dr. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
(Pa.), Dr. BENJAMIN RUSH (Pa.), and STEPHEN HOP-
KINS (R. I.).
Text of the Articles.
Speech of Dr. DAVID RAMSEY (8. C.) on “Our Independent
“An Appeal to National Honor" (in regard to National Rev-
enue), by OLIVER ELLSWORTH (Ct.), James MADISON (Va.),
and ALEXANDER HAMILTON (N. Y.).
Speech of Lord SHEFFIELD in opposition to Commercial Treaty
with the United States.
Ordinance of 1787, organizing the Northwest Territory.
Gen. GEORGE WASHINGTON (Va.) on the “Failure of the Con-
X. THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
Plan of a Constitution by PELATIAH WEBSTER (Pa.).
Speech of ALEXANDER HAMILTON (N. Y.) “On Granting Tax-
ing Powers to Congress.
Plans of Government presented in the Constitutional Conven-
tion by EDMUND RANDOLPH (Va.), CHARLES PINCKNEY
(8. C.), and WILLIAM PATERSON (N. J.).
Debate in the Constitutional Convention on the “Jersey Plan”
of Equal Representation of States in Congress: in favor,
JOHN LANSING, Jr. (N. Y.), WILLIAM PATERSON (N. J.),
OLIVER ELLSWORTH (Ct.); in favor of Representation by
Population, JAMES WILSON (Pa.), Gov. EDMUND RANDOLPH
(Va.), ALEXANDER HAMILTON (N. Y.), JAMES MADISON
XII. STRONG OR WEAK GOVERNMENT:
Debate in the Constitutional Convention on the “Virginia
Plan" of Representation of States in Congress according to
Population: in favor, James Wilson (Pa.), JAMES MADI-
SON (Va.), CHARLES PINCKNEY (S. C.), ALEXANDER HAMIL-
TON (N. Y.), Hugh WILLIAMSON (N. C.), ELBRIDGE GERRY
(Mass.), RUFUS KING (N. Y.), Gov. EDMUND RANDOLPH
(Va.); opposed, Dr. WILLIAM SAMUEL JOHNSON (Ct.),
Judge OLIVER ELLSWORTH (Ct.), LUTHER Martin (Md.),
Gov. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (Pa.), GEORGE READ (Del.),
ABRAHAM BALDWIN (Ga.), GUNNING S. BEDFORD, Jr. (Del.),
GOUVERNEUR MORRIS (Pa.).