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Commentary Collections

Issues highlighted by the 2016 editorial team.

Advising the President


Lindsay Chervinsky

Lindsay Chervinsky on the President's Cabinet

The Creation of the Electoral College


N. P. Cole, Grace Mallon and Kat Howarth

A collection highlighting important moments in the debate over how a President should be chosen for the United States.

The Convention debates whether officials should be removable by impeachment, and if so how.

Knowledge of the Constitutional Convention during the nineteenth century was partial and contingent on the publication of various accounts and journals, not all of them accurate or honest.

Editorial commentaries on the creation of the U.S. Bill of Rights 1789

A brief exploration of Mary Sarah Bilder's charges that Madison's Notes do not tell the whole truth of the Constitutional Convention.