President of the United States

Constitution Sunday: Luther Martin, “The Genuine Information,” IX

Luther Martin: “The Genuine Information,” IX Maryland Gazette (Baltimore), January 29, 1788 Impeachment of a president has become a feature within the Constitution that is colored by its uses throughout history: the impeachments of Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump and the near-impeachment of Richard Nixon. While none of the impeachment proceedings resulted in […]

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Constitution Sunday: Answers to Mason’s “Objections”: “Marcus” [James Iredell] II

Answers to Mason’s “Objections”: “Marcus” [James Iredell] II Norfolk and Portsmouth Journal (Virginia), February 27, 1788 Following are excerpts from James Iredell’s responses to George Mason’s “Objections” to the Constitution: “IVth. Objection. The Judiciary of the United States is so constructed and extended, as to absorb and destroy the Judiciaries of the several States

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Constitution Sunday: George Mason, “Objections to the Constitution”

George Mason, “Objections to the Constitution” Circulated early October 1787, published in full in the Virginia Journal (Alexandria), November 22, 1787 Following are excerpts from George Mason’s article, articulating objections to the Constitution, as submitted to the states for ratification: “Gentlemen, At this important crisis when we are about to determine upon a government which is […]

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