Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
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Reprint of the second edition, with additions by his son, W.W. Story [1819-1895]. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1851. Two volumes. xxxiii, 734; 632 pp.
First published in 1833, this work is generally considered to be the most important work written on the American Constitution before the Civil War, and it remains an important work. Dedicated to John Marshall, it presents a strongly Nationalist interpretation. It is divided into three books. Book I contains a history of the colonies and discussion of their charters. Book II discusses the Continental Congress and analyzes the fl aws that crippled the Articles of Confederation. Book III begins with a history of the Constitution and its ratification. This is followed by a brilliant line-by-line exposition of each of its articles and amendments. Comparing it to The Federalist, James Kent said that Story's work was "written in the same free and liberal spirit, with equal exactness and soundness of doctrine, and with great beauty and eloquence of composition.... Whoever seeks...a complete history and exposition of this branch of our jurisprudence, will have recourse to [this] work, which is written with great candor, and characterized by extended research, and a careful examination of the vital principles upon which our government reposes." cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 669-670.
Apart from James Kent, no man has had greater influence on the development of American law than Joseph Story [1779-1845]. He was Dane Professor of Law at Harvard, where he played a key role in the growth of the school and the establishment of its national eminence. His many books have been cited extensively to this day. An associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1812 to 1845, and the youngest person ever to serve on the Court, he was the author of several landmark decisions, such as Martin v. Hunter's Lessee and Prigg v. Pennsylvania.
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Power to establish PostOffices and PostRoads 11241151
Power to promote Science and Useful Arts 11511157
Power to punish Piracies and Felonies on the High Seas 1157 1168
Power over the Militia 11991216
Powers of Congress Incidental 12361259
Powers of Congress National Bank 12591272
Nature of the Constitution whether a Compact 306 373
The Preamble 457518
The Legislature 545 571
The House of Representatives 571 690
Mode of Passing Laws Presidents Negative 873 905
Rules of Interpretation of the Constitution 397 457
Power of Congress to punish Treason 1295 1302
Powers of Congress Admission of New States
Powers of Congress Territorial Governments 13221331
Prohibitions on the States 1353 _ 1374
Executive DepartmentOrganization of 14101489
The Judiciary Importance and Powers of 15731796
Public Debts Supremacy of Constitution and Laws 1832 1843