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Recent Titles in the Series Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues.
Chronology of Key Events in States' Rights and American Federalism.
1: States' Rights and American Federalism in the American Founding Era, 1620–1789.
Document 1: The Mayflower Compact, 1620.
Document 2: The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1639.
Document 3: Organization of the Government of Rhode Island, March 16-19, 1642.
Document 4: On Liberty, 1645.
Document 5: Penn's Plan of Union, 1697.
Document 6: Albany Plan of Union, 1754.
Document 7: Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress, October 2, 1765.
Document 8: From a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies, Letter II, 1767.
Document 9: Thoughts on Government, Letter of John Adams, January 1776.
Document 10: Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America, July 1776.
Document 11: In Defense of State Sovereignty, Thomas Burke, 1777.
Document 12: James Madison's "Vices of the Political System," April 1787.
Document 13: The Virginia Plan Presented to the Federal Convention, May 29, 1787.
Document 14: John Dickinson of Delaware on Federalism at the Constitutional Convention, June 7, 1787.
Document 15: The New Jersey Plan Presented to the Federal Convention, June 15, 1787.
Document 16: James Madison of Virginia Compares the Virginia and New Jersey Plans at the Constitutional Convention, June 19, 1787.
Document 17: James Wilson of Pennsylvania on Federalism at the Constitutional Convention, June 25, 1787.
Document 18: The Northwest Ordinance, July 13, 1787.
Document 19: Federalist Number 10, Publius and the Extended Republic, November 22, 1787.
Document 20: Agrippa Writes a Letter to the People in Opposition to an Extended Republic and the Constitution of the United States, December 3, 1787.
2: Federalism and the Meaning of the Tenth Amendment, 1789–1835.
Document 21: George Mason's Objections to the Proposed Constitution, October 1, 1787.
Document 22: James Madison's Proposal to Congress for a Bill of Rights, June 8, 1789.
Document 23: The Sedition Act, July 14, 1798.
Document 24: The Kentucky Resolutions, November 16, 1798.
Document 25: United States v. Peters, 1809.
Document 26: Report and Resolutions of the Hartford Convention, January 1815.
Document 27: Barron v. Baltimore (1833).
3: States' Rights in the Antebellum Period and the Civil War, 1828–1865.
Document 28: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable, January 1830.
Document 29: John C. Calhoun's Fort Hill Address, 1831.
Document 30: John C. Calhoun against the Force Bill, February 15, 1833.
Document 31: Andrew Jackson's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1833.
Document 32: Abraham Lincoln's Address before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838.
Document 33: The Seventh of March Speech: Daniel Webster and the Compromise of 1850.
Document 34: John C. Calhoun, the Compromise of 1850, and State Autonomy, First Session of Congress, 1850.
Document 35: William H. Seward, the Compromise of 1850, and an Appeal to a Higher Law, First Session of Congress, 1850.
Document 36: William H. Seward and the Declaration of Independence: An Appeal to Higher Law, 1856.
Document 37: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857): Roger B. Taney and States' Rights.
Document 38: James Buchanan's Fourth Annual Message: States and Withdrawal from the Union, December 3, 1860.
Document 39: Resolutions of Secession: Mississippi (January 11, 1861), South Carolina (December 20, 1860), and Virginia (April 17, 1861).
Document 40: Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861.
Document 41: The Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863.
4: Changes Involving States' Rights and Federalism from the Civil War to the New Deal, 1865–1940.
Document 42: Women's Suffrage Petition to Congress, December 1871.
Document 43: Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895.
Document 44: An Episcopal Priest Challenges Enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment, 1905.
Document 45: Theodore Roosevelt on Lincoln and the Race Problem, February 13, 1905.
Document 46: Elihu Root Calls for the Preservation of Local Self-Government of the States, December 12, 1906.
Document 47: Wilson Rejects the Old Ideal of Limited Government, October 30, 1909.
Document 48: Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom Changes the Old Order, 1913.
Document 49: Kate Gordon's Letter to the Governors of the Southern States, 1913.
Document 50: Petition from Women Voters, Anti-Suffrage Party of New York, 1917.
Document 51: State of Tennessee Approves Nineteenth Amendment, August 1920.
Document 52: President Calvin Coolidge on the Responsibilities of the States, May 30, 1925.
Document 53: President Calvin Coolidge's Fourth Annual State of the Union Message, December 7, 1926.
Document 54: Herbert C. Hoover's Fourth Annual State of the Union Message, December 6, 1932.
Document 55: FDR's First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933.
5: States' Rights and American Federalism from the New Deal to the Present, 1940–1999.
Document 56: Governor Fielding Wright of Mississippi, Statement to Democratic Party Leaders, January 1948.
Document 57: The Civil Rights Message of Harry S Truman to the U.S. Congress, February 2, 1948.
Document 58: Governor J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina Speaks to Southern Governors, February 7, 1948.
Document 59: States' Rights Platform of 1948, Southern Democratic Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, July 17, 1948.
Document 60: Eisenhower's First Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, February 2, 1953.
Document 61: President Eisenhower Writes South Carolina Governor James F. Byrnes, August 14, 1953.
Document 62: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954).
Document 63: The Southern Manifesto, 1956.
Document 64: President Johnson Urges Enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Document 65: U.S. Commissioner of Education Harold Howe II on the Relationship of the Federal Government to State and Local Education, December 17, 1966.
Document 66: A Journalist Reports on the Effects of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, January 12, 1967.
Document 67: Press Interview with George Wallace, 1968.
Document 68: Reagan Resurrects States' Rights, January 1981.
Document 69: Contract with America, 1994.
Document 70: The Devolution Tortoise and the Centralization Hare: The Slow Process in Down-Sizing Big Government, 1998.
Document 71: U.S. Supreme Court Expands States' Rights.
Document 72: Minority Opinion Challenges State Immunity from Law Suit.
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