Historical Period: The 18th Century
Morris was a lawyer and diplomat during the American Revolution and early years of the Republic. He was supporter of a strong, centralized government which would be dominated by those well-born. He served as Minster to France 1792-94 and the diaries he kept of this period are a useful historical record of the time.
Quotes from Gouverneur Morris:
- Gouverneur Morris on the proper balance between commerce, private property, and political liberty
Titles from Gouverneur Morris: