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Naming Constitutions And Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Naming Constitutions And Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

From the beginning of the nation (October 7, 1777) to the disaster of Dred Scott (March 6, 1857), the United States has produced thirty-two articles worth of constitutioinal text, in 133 constitutional text units, beginning with the Articles of Confederation (opening date noted above). OCL names all the writings and groups them, for the first time.


Table Annexed To Article: Naming Constitutions/ Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Table Annexed To Article: Naming Constitutions/ Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

From the beginning of the nation to disaster of Dred Scott (March 6, 1857), the United States has produced twenty-one writings which may be grouped as constitutional text units after the Articles of Confederation. OCL names all the writings and groups them, for the first time.


Table Annexed To Article: Text Of The Articles Of Confederation In Machine Readable Format And In Constitutional Text Unit Format, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Feb 2013

Table Annexed To Article: Text Of The Articles Of Confederation In Machine Readable Format And In Constitutional Text Unit Format, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

OCL supplies text of important constitutional documents in MR (Machine Readable) and CTU (Constitutional Text Unit) format which presentations follow strict guidelines. The 3,466 words of the Articles of Confederation are tabled, with the ‘In Witness Whereof’ excluded, but the Preamble included.


Who's Got Bragging Rights: Articles Of Confederation Edition, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Apr 2012

Who's Got Bragging Rights: Articles Of Confederation Edition, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

The order in the (newly minted) states ratified the Articles of Confederation can be compared with the order these states selected delegates to attend the Second Continental Congress which (in turn) proposed the Articles to the states for ratification. This comparison can then be exploited to assign bragging rights.


Table Annexed To Article: Who's Got Bragging Rights: Articles Of Confederation Edition, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Apr 2012

Table Annexed To Article: Who's Got Bragging Rights: Articles Of Confederation Edition, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

The order in the (newly minted) states ratified the Articles of Confederation can be compared with the order these states selected delegates to attend the Second Continental Congress which (in turn) proposed the Articles to the states for ratification. This comparison can then be exploited to assign bragging rights.


Constitution Day, 2007, Robert Berry Jan 2007

Constitution Day, 2007, Robert Berry

Library Publications

Robert Berry, the research librarian for the social sciences at the Ryan Matura Library, has written an essay about the Constitution and the American founding, on the occasion of Constitution Day 2007 at Sacred Heart University.