Empire of Liberty: The Old Northwest

Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The Founding Years”, University of New South Wales Press, 2017. IV. The Old Northwest One of the lasting successes of the Articles Congress was the reorganization of western territories. The Treaty of Paris had not just given the colonies their independence; it relinquished British claims on North America (with the … More Empire of Liberty: The Old Northwest

Empire of Liberty: The Bill of Rights

Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The Founding Years”, University of New South Wales Press, 2017. There was some, but not much, doubt around Washington’s election. Washington was arguably the preeminent American but there were supporters of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Guy Carleton and William Briggs scattered about. Luckily, for the new country, every … More Empire of Liberty: The Bill of Rights

Empire of Liberty: Federalists Versus Anti-Federalists

 Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The Founding Years”, University of New South Wales Press, 2017. I. Ratification “Any constitutional delegate worth his salt would have known that even though the Philadelphia Convention had adjourned sine die, the hard work was only beginning [1]. The first public copies of the new constitution were distributed in the … More Empire of Liberty: Federalists Versus Anti-Federalists