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1783-1815: Law and Justice

1783-1815: Chapter Seven: Law and Justice

by JAMES ALOISI

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 248

OVERVIEW 253

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Aaron Burr and the Definition of Treason 256

Assault on the Judiciary: The Use of Impeachment for Partisan Purposes 258

Changing Views Toward the Punishment of Criminals 259

The Development of Judicial Power 261

The First Supreme Court 263

Order in the Court 265

Revolts in Pennsylvania 266

Sedition Act Trials 267

Southern Chivalry and the Case of the Century 270

Strangers to the Law 271

Americas First Law Degree 273

The Study of Law 274

Proprietary Law Schools 274

HEADLINE MAKERS

John Jay 276

William Johnson Jr. 277

John Marshall 278

Luther Martin 280

Tapping Reeve 281

James Wilson 282

George Wythe 283

PUBLICATIONS 285

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