About The Dissection
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- Each section below, dissect in detail, each of our nation's most important documents -- right from the Beginning
- To know the meaning of the words used, we use a dictionary in publication, available for common use just a few years prior to the writing and or signing of that document, law, etc.
- For the major portions of this section, we use two dictionaries Dictionaries of the English Language by Samuel Johnson. the first is a two-volume set, published in 1756. The second also is a two-volume set, published in 1785.
- Why Samuel Johnson and not Noah Webster? Because Webster's first and second editions respectively were published about 1806 and 1826; some 20 to 50 years after the signing of several of the earliest documents.
- Additionally, The National Achieves digitized these dictionaries and they were the first ones I found that met the prior to dates, published, and common-use criteria.
- Using after-the-fact dictionaries discredits a research -- because definitions change over time.
The documents, from the beginning, include:
- In the beginning.... ooops. Not that beginning.
- John Locke - Second Treatise of Government - 1690
- Emer de Vattel - The Law of Nations - 1758
- The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America - 1776
- The Articles of Confederation
- The Definitive Treaty of Peace
- The Constitution for the United States of America
- The Constitution for the Confederate States of America
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
The Article of Confederation
The Definitive Treaty of Peace
The Constitution for the United States of America
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The Constitution for the Confederate States of America
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