The Library of Original Sources: Volume VII: Era of Revolution
CONTENTS The Supremacy of Parliament The Habeas Corpus Act The Bill of Rights Political Philosophers Hobbes The Social Contract The Causes and Generation of a Commonwealth John Locke The Beginning of Political Societies The Ends of Political Societies The Dissolution of Government Montesquieu The Separation of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Powers Rousseau The "Contract Social" The Social Compact The Sovereign The Civil State Sovereignty Is Inalienable Sovereignty Is Indivisible English Colonial Views Robert Clive On His Conduct in India Chatham and Grenville Chatham on the Right to Tax America Grenville's Reply Lord Chatham Continues Mansfield In Favor of the Right to Tax America Burke On Conciliation with America Adam Smith The Colonies and Free Trade The American Revolution James Otis John Adams's Account of the Speech by Otis on the Writs of Assistance The Speech Otis's "Rights of the British Colonies" Samuel Adams Extant Fragments of His "Instructions to the Boston Delegates" Patrick Henry On the Virginia Resolutions Franklin Examination on the Stamp Act John Dickinson Against the Suspension of the New York Legislature 199 Against "Direct" Taxation Thomas Paine Common Sense Thomas Jefferson A Summary View of the Rights of British America The Passing of the Declaration John Adams On the Declaration of Independence The Forming of the Constitution of the United States Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 The French Revolution The Condition of the French People (by Arthur Young, Traveler in France, 1787-1789) Turgot On Accepting Office Sieyes "What Is the Third Estate?" Cahier of the Grievances of the Third Estate Abolishing of Feudal System, Aug. 11, 1789 Mirabeau The Condition of Affairs, Oct. 15, 1789 Origin of the Jacobin Club
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