Prohibited Government Acts: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

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Prohibited Government Acts

A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Jack Stark

Foreword by Representative Tom Barrett

REFERENCE GUIDES TO THE
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, NUMBER 2
Jack Stark, Series Editor

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Prohibited Government Acts: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Introduction xvii
  • Part I - A History of Prohibited Government Acts 1
  • English Common Law 3
  • The Constitutional Convention 7
  • The Ratification Debates 13
  • Before the Civil War 19
  • The Civil War Era 21
  • Between the Civil War and 1950 25
  • The Current Era 29
  • Part II - Prohibited Government Acts and Commentary 37
  • Clause 2: - Suspending the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus 41
  • Clause 3: - Bills of Attainder and Ex Post Facto Laws 53
  • Clause 5: - Taxes on Exports 111
  • Clause 6: - Preferences to Ports 123
  • Clause 7: - No Money to Be Drawn from the Treasury but by Appropriation 131
  • Clause 8: - Titles and Gifts Prohibited 157
  • Conclusion 163
  • Bibliographical Essay 165
  • Table of Cases 167
  • Index 171
  • About the Author 174
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