"I have read Thucydides, and have studied and admired the master statesmen of the world—that for solidity and reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, under such a complication of different circumstances, no nation or body of men can stand in preference to the general congress at Philadelphia. I trust it is obvious to your lordships, that all attempts to impose servitude on such men, to establish despotism over such a mighty continental nation—must be vain—must be futile."
Course No. 4855 (12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by Daniel N. Robinson Philosophy Faculty, Oxford University; Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Georgetown University Ph.D., City University of New York 1. The Colonists as Faithful Subjects 2. Colonial Constitutions and Their Inspiration 3. Who “Founded” the United States? 4. Taxation Without Representation 5. The Declaration of Independence 6. The Royalist View of the Revolution 7. The Articles of Confederation 8. The Constitution of the United States, Part 1 9. The Constitution of the United States, Part 2 10. Publius 11. With Liberty and Justice For All 12. Paine and Burke