The Constitutional Vision of Gouverneur Morris


This conference provided an overview of the political thought of Gouverneur Morris through an examination of his speeches, correspondence, and his contributions to the debates at the Constitutional Convention, and his work as author of the final draft of the Constitution.


Conference Readings

Madison, James. Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787. Edited by Gordon Lloyd. Ashland, Ohio: Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, 2014.

Morris, Gouverneur. To Secure the Blessings of Liberty: Selected Writings of Gouverneur Morris. Edited by J. Jackson Barlow. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2012.

Sparks, Jared. The Life of Gouverneur Morris, Volume III. Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832.

Treanor, William M. “The Case of the Dishonest Scrivener: Gouverneur Morris and the Creation of the Federalist Constitution.” law.georgetown.edu/. https://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/ (December 18, 2020).