1 John Fiske, The Critical Period of American History: 1783-1789 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 225; Carol Berkin, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution (New York: Harcourt, 2002), 222-223.
2 Roger A. Bruns, Introduction, A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the United States Constitution (Washington, DC: Published for the National Archives and Records Administration by the National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1986).
3 Carol Berkin, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution (New York: Harcourt, 2002), 131.
4 Jack N. Rakove, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (New York: Knopf, 1996).
5 Abraham Lincoln, speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan, 27 August 1856, quoted in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincolin, ed. Roy P. Basler (1953), 2:366.
6 George Washington, to the Boston Selectmen, 28 July 1795, quoted in The Quotable George Washington, ed. Stephen Lucas (1999), 97.
7 Lyndon Baines Johnson, message to Congress, 12 January 1966, quoted in The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, ed. Robert Andrews (1993), 181.
8 Quoted in The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, ed. Robert Andrews (1993), 181.
9 Herbert David Croly, The Promise of American Life (1911), 35.
10 Charles Evans Hughes, speech at Elmira, New York, 3 May 1907, quoted in Addresses and Papers of Charles Evans Hughes, Governor of New York, 1906-1908 (1908), 139.
11 Hugo Black, dissenting opinion in Turner v. United States, 396 U.S. 398 (1970), 426.