This chapter considers the roots of American constitutionalism. Topics discussed include the conflict over the proper division between power and liberty that ran through English history during the centuries of American settlement; the three types of English colonies: charter, proprietary, and royal; and the establishment of a number of themes important to American constitutionalism by the mid-eighteenth century.
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