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DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Adams, John


Item #: 3332
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.;

Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

This is a reprint of the final authorial edition publishedin Philadelphia during Adam's (1735-1826) presidency. Hisimportant defense of the Constitution played an importantrole in the development of American political theory. Hecalls for a doctrine of the separation of powers, a systemof checks and balances, and a legislature of two houses. Thework's timely publication and thesis influenced thedelegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Writtenand originally published in 1787 while Adams was serving atthe Court of King James. See Dictionary of AmericanBiography I:77, 81. Marke, A Catalogue of the LawCollection at New York University (1953) 371 citing Londoned. Howes, U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (2nd ed.) A60.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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