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    George Mason's Speech Against the Federal Government's Power to Tax.

    George Mason's Speech Against the Federal Government's Power to Tax.

    Episode Notes

    George Mason explains his concerns about the taxing power given to the new central government created by the Constitution.

    • 12 Min.
    Jefferson to Cartwright June 5, 1824

    Jefferson to Cartwright June 5, 1824

    Episode Notes

    A letter from Jefferson to his friend about various topics.

    • 13 Min.
    Brutus XI - The Supreme Court is too Powerful

    Brutus XI - The Supreme Court is too Powerful

    Episode Notes

    Brutus discusses the powers of the Supreme Court in the proposed constitution. He explains how he thinks the court is too powerful. The title "The Court is Too Powerful" is not his actual title, but one I added.

    • 8 Min.
    Lincoln's First Inaugural Address - Lincoln Tries to Convince the South to Stay in the Union

    Lincoln's First Inaugural Address - Lincoln Tries to Convince the South to Stay in the Union

    An edited and simplified version of President Lincoln's First Inaugural Address.

    • 19 Min.
    Federalist 38, "The Incoherence of the Objections to the Constitution"

    Federalist 38, "The Incoherence of the Objections to the Constitution"

    Madison analyzes some of the objections to the Constitution.

    • 12 Min.
    The Cornerstone Speech, Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy

    The Cornerstone Speech, Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy

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