The first American Constitutions : Republican ideology and the making of the State constitutions in the Revolutionary era / Willi Paul Adams ; translated by Rita and Robert Kimber ; with a foreword by Richard B. Morris.

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Online Access: Full Text (via Internet Archive)
Main Author: Adams, Willi Paul, 1940-
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, ©1980.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Government by Congresses and Committees, 1773-1776
  • The Role of the Continental Congress, 1775-1776
  • "Choosing Deputies to Form a Government": The Making of the First State Constitutions
  • "Republic" and "Democracy" in Political Rhetoric
  • Forms versus Principles of Government: Harnessing Enlightenment Ideas to Anglo-American Institutions
  • Popular Sovereignty
  • Liberty
  • Equality
  • Property
  • The Common Good
  • Representation
  • The Separation of Powers
  • Federalism
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.