TITLE

The Loyalists and the Federal Constitution

AUTHOR(S)
PALFREYMAN, BRETT
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Journal of the Early Republic;Fall2015, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p451
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the prohibition against bills of attainder in the U.S. Constitution despite the widespread use of bills of attainder to punish loyalists to the British Empire during the American Revolution. According to the article, the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed the ban on bills of attainder with little debate or dissent. According to the article, the framers of the U.S. Constitution, particularly Virginian James Madison, were concerned about the security of private property from government intervention.
ACCESSION #
108778723

 

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