Ontradictions and the Legitimacy of Law in Early American History

Topic:
Contradictions and the Legitimacy of Law in Early American History

Issues:
1. How do you resolve the fundamental contradictions that stand at the heart of the Aerican experiment involving conquest(justice), slavery(freedom) and genocide(Liberty)? what significant role did laws play in this history?

2. How do wereconcile the contradictions of a Slave societyand the ideas of democracy in early Amercian history?

3. To what extent was America the Land of the free”? for whom was this country Free”?

Source:
Advertisements for Runaway Slaves

The First Charter of Virginia April 6, 1606

February 1493 letter written by Columbus to the king and Queen of Spain.

Essays. Moral, Political, and Literary by David Hume