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history and analysis of the Constitution of the United States

Nathaniel C. Towle

history and analysis of the Constitution of the United States

with a full account of the confederations which preceded it; of the debates and acts of the convention which formed it; of the judicial decisions which have construed it; with papers and tables illustrative of the action of the government, and the people under it.

by Nathaniel C. Towle

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutional history -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms [n.d.] (American culture series, Reel 182.2)

    StatementBy Nathaniel C. Towle.
    SeriesAmerican culture series -- 182.2.
    ContributionsUnited States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 449 p.
    Number of Pages449
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17487215M
    OCLC/WorldCa6715849

    Forty, and two others were later members. Although absent from the Constitutional Convention and during the period of ratification, Jefferson rendered no inconsiderable service to the cause of Constitutional Government, for it was partly through his insistence that the Bill of Rights, consisting of the first ten amendments, was adopted. Edmund Randolph. Small states supported the New Jersey Plan, under which all states would have equal representation in the legislature. Those who favored ratification were called Federalists; those who opposed, Antifederalists. The deputies debated proposed plans until, on July 24,substantial agreement having been reached, a Committee of Detail was appointed, consisting of John Rutledge, of South Carolina; Edmund Randolph, of Virginia; Nathaniel Gorham, of Massachusetts; Oliver Ellsworth, of Connecticut; and James Wilson, of Pennsylvania, who on August 6 reported a draft which included a Preamble and twenty-three articles, embodying fifty-seven sections.

    In fact, years ago, we would offer people twenty dollars if they read the book and didn't think it was completely worth their time. The United States government is frequently described as one of limited powers. What is meant by the term "constitution"? Thomas Jefferson, champion of western and southern farmers, became president and immediately advocated a reduction in the size and power of the federal government.

    With the defeat of the New Jersey resolutions, the convention was moving toward creation of a new government, much to the dismay of many small-state delegates. On October 2,President Washington sent to each of the states a copy of the 12 amendments adopted by the Congress in September. The signatures attest the "Unanimous Consent of the States present. Although the insurrection was put down by state troops, the incident confirmed the fears of many wealthy men that anarchy was just around the corner. Insaid Beard, the farmers and debtors, led by plantation slaveowners, overthrew the capitalists and established Jeffersonian democracy. He goes on to explain that there were two other groups at the time that were allowed vote based on state laws: those with real property and those with personal property.


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