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Naming Constitutions And Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Naming Constitutions And Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

From the beginning of the nation (October 7, 1777) to the disaster of Dred Scott (March 6, 1857), the United States has produced thirty-two articles worth of constitutioinal text, in 133 constitutional text units, beginning with the Articles of Confederation (opening date noted above). OCL names all the writings and groups them, for the first time.


Unique Words In Constitutions I And Ii Surveyed, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Unique Words In Constitutions I And Ii Surveyed, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Constitutions I and II are surveyed and all words appearing are treated equally, that is, treated as appearing uniquely. The texture of the two constitutions is thereby investigated by presenting comparative lists of the 775 unique words of Constitution I with the 831 unique words of Constitution II.


Table Annexed To Article: Naming Constitutions/ Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Table Annexed To Article: Naming Constitutions/ Constitutional Text In The Early American Republic, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

From the beginning of the nation to disaster of Dred Scott (March 6, 1857), the United States has produced twenty-one writings which may be grouped as constitutional text units after the Articles of Confederation. OCL names all the writings and groups them, for the first time.


Table Annexed To Article: Unique Words In Constitutions I And Ii Surveyed, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Table Annexed To Article: Unique Words In Constitutions I And Ii Surveyed, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Constitutions I and II are surveyed and all words appearing are treated equally, that is, treated as appearing uniquely. The texture of the two constitutions is thereby investigated by presenting comparative lists of the 775 unique words of Constitution I with the 831 unique words of Constitution II.


Table Annexed To Article: Topic By Topic Comparisons Of Constitutions I And Ii: The Articles Of Confederation And The Early Constitution, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Table Annexed To Article: Topic By Topic Comparisons Of Constitutions I And Ii: The Articles Of Confederation And The Early Constitution, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Topics in the Articles of Confederation and the Early Constitution are surveyed, thereby cumulating the surveys appearing in Comparing American Constitutions I and II: Topics Treated in Constitution II Compared to Similar Topics in Constitution I, 2 OCL 206, which starts from the Early Constitution and traces roots and origins by topic back into the Articles of Confederation. Comparing American Constitutions I and II: Topics Treated in Constitution I with Similar Topics Followed into Constitution II, 2 OCL 553, takes the reverse view.


Comparing And Contrasting American Constitutions I And Ii: A Roadmap, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Aug 2013

Comparing And Contrasting American Constitutions I And Ii: A Roadmap, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

OCL surveys Constitution I (1781) and Constitution II (1787-1804) through thirteen articles and tables including this article. Word counts, frequencies, and topics are investigated with results in each constitution compared, one with another. A road map to OCL’s progress is provided.


How Many Unique Words Did It Take To Write Our First Constitution?, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Apr 2013

How Many Unique Words Did It Take To Write Our First Constitution?, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

In 3,466 words – crafted between July, 1776 and November, 1777 – the Continental Congress created Constitution I, universally known as the Articles of Confederation. How many of these words are unique? And how many of these 3,466 words did the Philadelphia convention use in crafting the 4,321 words of Constitution II?


How Many Unique Words Did It Take To Write Our First Constitution?, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Mar 2013

How Many Unique Words Did It Take To Write Our First Constitution?, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

In 3,466 words – crafted between July, 1776 and November, 1777 – the Continental Congress created Constitution I, universally known as the Articles of Confederation. How many of these words are unique? And how many of these 3,466 words did the Philadelphia convention use in crafting the 4,321 words of Constitution II?


Table Annexed To Article: Text Of The Articles Of Confederation In Machine Readable Format And In Constitutional Text Unit Format, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Feb 2013

Table Annexed To Article: Text Of The Articles Of Confederation In Machine Readable Format And In Constitutional Text Unit Format, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

OCL supplies text of important constitutional documents in MR (Machine Readable) and CTU (Constitutional Text Unit) format which presentations follow strict guidelines. The 3,466 words of the Articles of Confederation are tabled, with the ‘In Witness Whereof’ excluded, but the Preamble included.