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Roger Sherman and the New National Government

Mark David Hall

in Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199929849
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980574 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.003.0006
Roger Sherman and the New National Government

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Sherman was elected to the House of Representatives for the first federal Congress, and in 1791 he was appointed to the U.S. Senate. He made important contributions in debates over representation, executive power, revenue, the assumption of state debt, the proper scope of the national government, and, especially, the Bill of Rights. His views are particularly relevant for helping jurists and scholars properly interpret the First Amendment. The chapter concludes by considering his final days.

Keywords: First Federal Congress; state debt; executive power; representation; enumerated powers; Bill of Rights; Establishment Clause; Free Exercise Clause; final days; death

Chapter.  10834 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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