Constitution

Documents
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The U.S. Constitution
The Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers
Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the “Other” Federalists, 1787-1788, eds. Colleen A. Sheehan and Gary L. McDowell
Virginia Resolution of 1798
The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798
The Kentucky Resolution of 1799
The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution (volumes VIII-X, on Virginia, are especially interesting)
The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul, ch. 3 (audiobook)
Federalism: The Founders’ Design by Raoul Berger
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin R.C. Gutzman
Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. and Kevin R.C. Gutzman
The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson by David N. Mayer
Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy by William J. Watkins, Jr.
33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
“The Constitution: Four Disputed Clauses” (mp3 audio) by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (the Woods audio archive contains several dozen lectures, some of which involve the Constitution)
Advanced Reading
New Views of the Constitution of the United States (1823) by John Taylor (probably the best Jeffersonian overview of the Constitution; available in html and at Google Books)
A Brief Enquiry into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government (1840) by Abel Upshur. A brilliant and unjustly neglected      short book on the nature of the Union created by the Constitution. Available online and as Classic Reprint No. 120 from Vance      Publications. Read the foreword.
Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment by Raoul Berger
“The Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause” by Randy Barnett
Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 by Kevin R.C. Gutzman
“Madison and the Compound Republic” by Kevin Gutzman (later published as “‘Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave…’: James Madison and      the Compound Republic,” Continuity 22 [Spring 1998]: 19-29)

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