- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
During an 1841 debate in the House of Representatives, Edward Stanly of North...
Women are like water to Western history. Both have flowed through the terrain we...
Though the first holders of the job thought it more a burden than a position of honor or power, the office of chief justice of the United States...
Historians are generally agreed that if the Constitution had been put before the electorate for an up-and-down vote—a plebescite, in effect—it would not have been ratified. This essay considers how three large groups—African Americans, artisans, and small farmers—viewed the Constitution, and examines why these groups had deep reservations about its ability to steer the nation forward without compromising the founding principles of the American Revolution.