COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES – J. STORY 1833

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME I.

The Constitution

Preliminary Chapter

BOOK I.

HISTORY OF THE COLONIES
Sections
CHAPTER I. Origin and Title to the Territory of the Colonies
CHAPTER II. Origin and Settlement of Virginia
CHAPTER III. Origin and Settlement of New-England, and Plymouth Colony
CHAPTER IV. Massachusetts
CHAPTER V. New-Hampshire
CHAPTER VI. Maine
CHAPTER VII. Connecticut 84- 93
CHAPTER VIII. Rhode-Island 94- 102
CHAPTER IX. Maryland 103- 110
CHAPTER X. New-York 111- 114
CHAPTER XI. New-Jersey 115- 120
CHAPTER XII. Pennsylvania 121- 125
CHAPTER XIII. Delaware 126- 127
CHAPTER XIV. North and South-Carolina 128- 142
CHAPTER XV. Georgia 143- 145
CHAPTER XVI. General Review of the Colonies 146- 158
CHAPTER XVII. General Review of the Colonies 159- 197

BOOK II.

HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION AND OF THE CONFEDERATION.

CHAPTER I. The History of the Revolution
CHAPTER II. Origin of the Confederation
CHAPTER III. Analysis of the Articles of the Confederation
CHAPTER IV. Decline and Fall of the Confederation

BOOK III.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

CHAPTER I. Origin and Adoption of the Constitution 272- 280
CHAPTER II. Objections to the Constitution 281- 305
CHAPTER III. Nature of the Constitution — whether a Compact 306- 372
CHAPTER IV. Who is the final Judge or Interpreter in Constitutional Controversies 373- 396
CHAPTER V. Rules of Interpretation of the Constitution 397- 456
CHAPTER VI. The Preamble 457- 516

VOLUME II.

CHAPTER VII. Distribution of Powers 517- 543
CHAPTER VIII. The Legislature 544- 569
CHAPTER IX. The House of Representatives 570- 687
CHAPTER X. The Senate 688- 811
CHAPTER XI. Elections and Meetings of Congress 812- 834
CHAPTER XII. Privileges and Powers of both Houses of Congress 835- 869
CHAPTER XIII. Mode of Passing Laws — President’s Negative 870- 901
CHAPTER XIV. Powers of Congress — Taxes 902- 1049
CHAPTER XV. Power to Borrow Money and Regulate Commerce 1050- 1096

VOLUME III.

CHAPTER XVI. Power over Naturalization and Bankruptcy 1097- 1110
CHAPTER XVII. Power to Coin Money and Fix the Standard of Weights and Measures
CHAPTER XVIII. Power to Establish Post-Offices and Post-Roads 1119- 1145
CHAPTER XIX. Power to Promote Science and Useful Arts 1146- 1151
HTML Version Text Version CHAPTER XX. Power to Punish Piracies and Felonies on the High Seas
CHAPTER XXI. Power to Declare War and Make Captures — Army — Navy 1163- 1193
CHAPTER XXII. Power over the Militia 1194- 1210
CHAPTER XXIII. Power over Seat of Government and other ceded Places 1211- 1230
CHAPTER XXIV. Powers of Congress — Incidental 1231- 1253
CHAPTER XXV. Powers of Congress — National Bank 1254- 1266
CHAPTER XXVI. Powers of Congress — Internal Improvements 1267- 1276
CHAPTER XXVII. Powers of Congress — Purchases of Foreign Territory — Embargoes 1277- 1289
CHAPTER XXVIII. Power of Congress to Punish Treason 1290- 1296
CHAPTER XXIX. Power of Congress as to Proof of State Records and Proceedings 1297- 1307
CHAPTER XXX. Powers of Congress — Admission of new States, and Acquisition of Territory 1308- 1315
CHAPTER XXXI. Powers of Congress — Territorial Government 1316- 1324
CHAPTER XXXII. Prohibitions on the United States 1325- 1346
CHAPTER XXXIII. Prohibitions on the States 1347- 1367
CHAPTER XXXIV. Prohibitions on the States — Impairing Contracts 1368- 1394
CHAPTER XXXV. Prohibitions on the States — Tonnage Duties — Making War 1395- 1403
CHAPTER XXXVI. Executive Department — Organization of 1404- 1482
HTML Version Text Version CHAPTER XXXVII. Executive — Powers and Duties 1483- 1566
CHAPTER XXXVIII. The Judiciary — Importance and Powers of 1567- 1789
CHAPTER XXXIX. Definition and Evidence of Treason 1790- 1797
CHAPTER XL. Privileges of Citizens — Fugitives — Slaves 1798- 1806
CHAPTER XLI. Guaranty of Republican Government — Mode of Making Amendments 1807- 1825
CHAPTER XLII. Public Debts — Supremacy of Constitution and Laws 1826- 1836
CHAPTER XLIII. Oaths of Office — Religious Test — Ratification of the Constitution 1837- 1850
CHAPTER XLIV. Amendments to the Constitution 1851- 1902
CHAPTER XLV. Concluding Remarks 1903- 1907
INDEX OF SUBJECTS