A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States - Vol. 1

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Subject Index
Ableman, U.S. Marshall Stephen, 386
Abolition, 344
Abolitionist movement, 337
Act for Regulating Tryals in Cases of Treason and Misprison of Treason, 14
Act to Regulate Processes in the Courts of the United States, 150
Adams, Charles Francis, 379
Adams, Henry, 475
Adams, John 43, 46, 53, 57, 62, 68, 84, 138, 181; appoints Marshall chief justice, 187; appoints midnight judges, 192; constitutional theories, 182; does not attend Constitutional Convention, 95; elected president, 181; loses election of 1800, 185–86; supports Constitution, 115; Thoughts on Government, 66, 70
Adams, John Quincy, 81, 230, 272, 273, 274, 279, 340, 379; Amistad, 368, 370, 371; Creole incident, 368; fired by Jefferson as diplomat, 189; slavery 367; Texas annexation, 373
Adams, Samuel, 115
Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819, 237
Addison, Alexander, 198
Adequacy of constitution, 417–19, 423, 430, 446
Administration of Justice Act, 53
Admiralty courts, 33
Admiralty law and Supreme Court, 330
African slave trade, 329, 338, 340; debated in Congress, 136–37; debated at constitutional convention, 103–5, 112
Age of Jackson, 296
Ages of American Law, The (Gilmore), 250
Agnew, Spiro, 281
Ahmed, Ahdul, 113
Alabama Territory, 176
Alaska purchase, 489
Albany Congress, 55
Alexander, James, 35–36
Alien and Sedition Acts, 181–85, 188, 188–89
Alien Enemy Act, 182
Allen, Ethan, 56
Almshouse, 312
Amendatory Act of 1802, 190, 191
American Anti-Slavery Society, 73, 317, 344
American Colonization Society, 316, 317
American Notes (Dickens), 313
American Revolution, 61, 165, 338; radicalism in, 68
Ames, Fisher, 121, 188
Ames, James Barr, 76
Amistad, The, 368–71
Amphictyon, 221
Ancient lights doctrine, 172
Anderson, Maj. Robert, 406
Anderson, Rev. John R., 390, 399
Andrew, Governor John, 399
Andros, Sir Edmund, 13–14
Angell, Joseph, 253–54
Anglican Book of Common Prayer, 13
Anglican Church, 6, 13, 44–45, 236, 241
Annapolis Convention, 90, 91, 93–95, 103
Annexation, 373
Antietam, Battle of, 425
Antifederalists, 109, 110, 113–15
Anti-Masonic Party, 298
Anti-Nebraska men, 388
Anti-Nebraska Party, 385
Appomatox Court House, 420
Apportionment Act, 301
Arid Region Doctrine, 255
Articles of Confederation, 48, 61–62, 63–65, 80, 81, 93, 275, 301, 339, A5–A10; compared to U.S. Constitution, 107, 109; courts under, 148, 152, 211–12; failure of articles, 80–85, 111; government under charters Bank of North America, 133; language form Articles used in Tenth Amendment, 127; and supermajority problem, 82
Ashley, James, 459
Assignment, 265
Assumption of risk, 261–62

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A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States - Vol. 1
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • For Susan and Byrgen—yet Again v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xiii
  • 1: From the Old World to the New 1
  • 2: Law in Colonial America 17
  • 3: The Road to Independence 39
  • 4: The Revolutionary Era 61
  • 5: The Crisis of Confederation 80
  • 6: A More Perfect Union 93
  • 7: Launching the Great Experiment 120
  • 8: The Supreme Court: the First Decade 147
  • 9: The Changing Face of the Law 165
  • 10: Adams, Jefferson, and the Courts 181
  • 11: The Marshall Court and National Power 207
  • 12: The Marshall Court and Economic Development 229
  • 13: A Law Made for the Times 248
  • 14: Politics, Nationalism, and Competition 271
  • 15: Jacksonian Democracy 296
  • 16: The Taney Court: Change and Continuity 320
  • 17: The Peculiar Laws of America's Peculiar Institution 337
  • 18: A House Dividing 366
  • 19: The Union Sundered 401
  • 20: The Union Unrestored 429
  • 21: Reconstruction 451
  • 22: The Court and Civil Rights 479
  • Appendixes - The Declaration of Independence 501
  • Articles of Confederation 505
  • Constitution of the United States 511
  • Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court 528
  • Case Index 537
  • Subject Index 542
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