I. Introduction: Why Define "Progress"? … A. The Stakes in Positive Law ... B. The Definitional Hole ... C. How the Suggested Reading Fits the Constitutional Scheme ... 1. Originalism ... 2. An Evolving Constitution
II. Starting Points and Assumptions for Textual Analysis
III. Drafting and Ratification
IV. Testing Definitions in Contest
V. Linguistic Evidence ... A. Dictionaries ... B. The Pennsylvania Gazette … C. Idea of Progress Literature
What Is Congress Supposed to Promote?: Defining "Progress" in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, or Introducing the Progress Clause,
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