Chapter 1 The Colonial Origins of the American Constitutionalism (PDF).

The First Charter of Virginia, 1606. The Mayflower Compact, 1620. Charter of Carolina, March 24, 1663. The Oath of the Gournor. The Oath of a Magestrate. Charter of the Province of Pennsylvania, 1680. The Charter of Maryland, 1632. Commission of Sir Edmund Andros for the Dominion of New England, 1688. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1638.


Chapter 2 The Constitutions of the Revolution – 1776-1780 (PDF).

The Constitution of Virginia, 1776. The Constitution of Pennsylvania, 1776. Constitution of New Hampshire, 1776. The Virginia Bill of Rights, 1776.

Chapter 3 The Process of Federation – 1776-1789 (PDF).

Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 1777. Constitution of the United States of America. The Federalist. Declaration of Independence, 1776.

Chapter 4 The First Changes to the Constitution (PDF).

McCulloch v. Maryland. Bill of Rights of the United States. Supreme Court Decisions. Gibbons v. Ogden. Marbury v. Madison.

Chapter 5 The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (PDF).

Supreme Court Decisions. Dred Scott v. Sandford. Texas v. White. Merryman. Plessy v. Ferguson. Slaughter-House Cases. Milligan. Civil Rights Cases. The Reconstructions Amendments.

Chapter 6 The Progressive Era and the New Deal (PDF).

Supreme Court Decisions. West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish. National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States. Constitutional Amendments. Lochner v. New York.

Chapter 7 Civil Rights in the Second Half of the 20th Century (PDF).

Supreme Court Decisions. Amendments to the Constitution. James Plyler, Superintendent, Tyler Independent School District v. John Doe. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, Governor of Pennsylvania. Jane Roe v. Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County. Miranda v. Arizona.

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