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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Commentaries on the Constitution, public and private. Volume 6: 10 May to 13 September 1788
18 (1995)

Index,   pp. 415-458 ff.


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INDEX
ance of power among nations, 239; vig-
ilance, industry, and virtue of people
needed for good government, 241; must
have confidence and good will of people,
306; federalism, 384
- dangers of: consolidating, energetic gov-
ernment endangers liberty, 6; majority
often abuses its power, 13; corruption
will ruin any form of government, 165;
force and violence are hostile to estab-
lishing good government, 217; leaders
must always be watched carefully to pre-
serve liberty, 219; governments usually
offspring of force and fear, 244
- objects of government, 222, 223; pro-
tection and security of people, 41, 297;
safety and happiness, 180, 251; to pro-
tect people from oppression and vio-
lence, 180; provide liberty, 236; protect
property, lives, and fame, 240
See also Aristocracy; Checks and bal-
ances; Civil liberties; Democracy; Des-
potism; Division of powers; Enumerated
powers; Happiness; Implied powers;
Mixed government; Monarchy; Repub-
lican form of government; Reserved
powers; Separation of powers; Social
compact; Sovereignty; States, impact of
Constitution upon; States under the Ar-
ticles of Confederation; Tyranny
GOVERNMENTS, ANCIENT AND MODERN,
238; Africa, 211; Asia, 211; Athens, 244;
Belgic Confederacy, 194, 253; East In-
dies, 184; Germany, 75, 98-99, 250; Gi-
braltar, 184; Greece, 232, 233, 239;
Helvetic League, 253; Holy Roman Em-
pire, 369; Ireland, 269, 281; The Neth-
erlands, 23, 24n, 228, 233, 250, 253,
257; Poland, 161; Russia, 369, 379-80;
Sparta, 244; Switzerland, 194, 250, 253,
254, 357-58; Turkey, 369, 379-80
- Rome, 76, 235, 244, 250, 334; convul-
sions and revolutions in, 232-33; con-
quests of, 239; short-lived and violent
life of the republic, 239; senate of, 244;
threats to helped solidify, 253; public
games of, 311n
- Spain: incites Indians against U.S., 12,
29, 228; and free navigation of Missis-
sippi River, 24-28, 149, 149n, 380; and
annexation of Ky., 149n; continuation
of united America is not in interest of,
168; danger of war with, 229; religious
tests for office in, 281
See also Biblical references; Canada;
Classical antiquity; Europe; Foreign af-
fairs; Foreign opinion of the U.S.;
France; Great Britain
GRAHAM, CATHERINE MACAULAY (Great
Britain; CC:Vol. 2, 129n)
-letter to, 20-22
GRAND JURY: proposed amendments con-
cerning, 188, 348. See also Due process
of law
GRAYSON, WILLIAM (Va.; CC:Vol. 2, 83n),
33, 34, 62n
- letters from, 38-39; quoted, 209n
GREAT BRITAIN: reference to civil wars and
violence in, 19-20, 233; freedom of the
press in, 136; taxation of newspapers in,
136; land as basis of political rights in
during Middle Ages, 183n; reference to
a history of treason and rebellion, 225;
controls The Netherlands, 228; and Glo-
rious Revolution, 260n; lack of religious
freedom in, 269, 281; unreliability of
post office of, 293; public celebrations
in copied in U.S., 309; will end slave
trade, 379-80; public debt of, 391
- acts and charters of: Bill of Rights
(1689), 78n, 130, 179; Declaration of
Rights (1688), 78n, 130; Magna Carta
(1215), 130, 179, 183n; Petition of
Right (1628), 130, 179
- constitution and government of: bills of
rights in, 131; statute of limitations in,
170; description of government of, 199n
- House of Lords: as court of last resort,
103, 104
-judicial system of: Court of Star Cham-
ber, 6; good-behavior tenure of praised,
93; House of Lords as court of last re-
sort, 103, 104; judicial decisions in can-
not be overturned by Parliament, 105;
compared with N.Y.'s system, 120, 121,
124; prize cases in, 122; separation of
equity from legal jurisdiction in, 123;
jury trial system in, 126; N.Y. adopts
common and statute law of, 128, 136n-
37n; court system of praised, 255
- monarchs and monarchy of: and deter-
mination of prize cases, 122; danger of
from ability of to bribe Parliament, 179-
80; Charles I, 130, 250; Elizabeth I,
191; George III, 273-74, 275n; James
II, 78n; John, 130; William the Con-
queror, 183n; William III, 78n, 130,
258n; William and Mary, 78n
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