The Commercial Power Of Congress, Considered In The Light Of Its Origin; The Origin, Development, And Contemporary Interpretation Of The Commerce Clau by David Walter Brown

The Commercial Power Of Congress, Considered In The Light Of Its Origin; The Origin, Development…

byDavid Walter Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX NO. I THE POWERi'OF CONGRESS TO CONSTRUCT OR AUTHORIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS THE suggestion in the body of this essay, that the leaders in the constitutional movement of 1787 intended to vest Congress with power to construct, and authorize the construction of highways of interstate commerce, accords with the principle settled by several decisions of the Supreme Court since the Civil War, that Congress possesses such power under the Constitution, as an incident of its control over commerce between the States. Several publications have, however, recently denied the existence of such a power; and have particularly denied that the history of the country in the years immediately preceding the adoption of the Constitution justifies the conclusion that the framers of that instrument intended to bestow such power on that body. It is, therefore, proper to state somewhat at length the reasons upon which my opinion is based. To them is added a summary of the opinions of later generations to the year i860, as the same are to be gathered from the messages of the Presidents. The opinions of the Presidents have been selected as the most available and the most authoritative examples of the views of large numbers of the people at the dates of the several messages. For they have generally been heads of their parties, representing, upon all hotly debated questions, the average opinion of great masses of men. In their messages may be traced, perhaps more clearly than in any equal number of other documents, the history of opinion in the United States upon constitutional questions; and this, of the power of Congress over internal improvements, is one which has sometimes greatly divided the people. The messages of the Presidents respecting it have p...

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Title:The Commercial Power Of Congress, Considered In The Light Of Its Origin; The Origin, Development…Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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