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HARVARD COLLEGE.

NOTES ON HISTORY 9.

9.

THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

OF THE UNITED STATES.

BY

FRANK GAYLORD COOK.

CAMBRIDGE:

w. II. WHEEI

PRI TER, 17 BRIGHTON ST.
1881-82.

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NOTES ON HISTORY 9.

[It is intended that these notes shall contain the substance of the lectures and of the references of the instructor, and, moreover, many references, the reading of which, though beyond the limits of this course, is necessary for a wider and more careful study of the subjects.]

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD, 1764-89.

LECTURES, I. II.

CAUSES OF THE REVOLUTION.

Parallel : Curtis, Hist. Constitution U. S., I. 1-27; Bancroft, Hist. U. S., IV. V; Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, I. $ 146-97 ; H. C. Lodge, Eng. Colonies in America, 341-72, 406-88; Young, American Statesman, 33-45; Life and Works of John Adams, I.-III. ; Lives of Sam. Adams and Jas. Otis.

1. The Colonists, though Anglo-Saxons and English subjects, were denied the chartered rights of Englishmen,

They had made the Common Law-embodying those rights—the basis of their political system, and they possessed the same independent spirit with which their

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