Historical Foundations of American Constitutionalism
David Hopp

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Introduction

The Lessons of History

Athens and the Origin of Political Rights

Marsiglio of Padua and the Defensor Pacis

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Athens and the Origin of Political Rights

Athens and the Origins of Political Rights
Aristotle's Politics

  • A Place, A Time, A People
  • Law and Justice
  • Solon the Lawgiver
  • Who Was This Man, Aristotle?
  • Method and Purpose
  • The Nature of the Political Association
  • Goodness as the Aim of the Political Association
  • Constitutions
  • Who Is A Citizen?
  • The Law As Sovereign
  • Honesty In Government
  • The Unfit Ruler of a Free People
  • Democracy and Polity
  • Factions Danger to Society
  • The Social Classes in a Democracy
  • The Size of the State
  • Slavery
  • Women
  • Conclusions

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