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The Anti-Federalist Papers; And, the Constitutional Convention Debates

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Synopsis:

The Birth of Our Government, Debated The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Revolutionary Background of American Constitutional Thought
Republicanism in the 1780s
Political Currents of the 1780s
The Federal Convention of 1787
The Ratification Contest
Federalist Principles
Anti-federalist Political Thought

Arrangement, Use, and Editing of the Documents
List of Plans, Proposals, and Amendments
Chronology of Documents and Important Events
Summary of Opposed Arguments in Federalist and Anti-federalist Writings

PART I THE FEDERAL CONVENTION OF 1787

James Madison to George Washington (April 16, 1787)
The Virginia Plan (May 29) (Edmund Randolph)
Debate on Representation (May 31) (Roger Sherman, Elbridge Gerry, George Mason, James Wilson, James Madison)
Debate on Executive Power (June 1) (Wilson, John Rutledge, Sherman, Gerry, Randolph)
Opposition to Executive Salaries (June 2) (Benjamin Franklin)
Opposition to a Unitary Executive (June 4) (Mason)
Electing Representatives (June 6) (Gerry, Wilson, Sherman, Mason, Madison, John Dickinson)
Debate on Method of Electing Senators (June 7) (Sherman, Charles Pinckney, Dickinson, Wilson, George Read, Madison, Gerry)
Debate on Veto of State Laws (June 8) (Pinckney, Madison, Hugh Williamson, Gerry, Sherman, Wilson, Dickinson, Gunning Bedford, Pierce Butler)
The New Jersey Plan (June 15) (William Paterson)
Debate on the New Jersey Plan (June 16) (Paterson, Wilson, Randolph)
Plan for National Government (June 18) (Alexander Hamilton)
Opposition to the New Jersey Plan (June 19) (Madison)
Debate on Federalism (June 21) (William S. Johnson, Wilson, Madison)
Length of Term in Office for Senators (June 26) (Madison, Sherman, Read, Hamilton)
Debate on State Equality in the Senate (June 28-July 2) (Madison, Johnson, Oliver Ellsworth, Wilson, Rufus King, Hamilton, Bedford, Gouverneur Morris)
Majority Rule the Basic Republican Principle (July 5, 13, 14) (Madison, Wilson)
Election and Term of Office of the National Executive (July 17, 19) (Morris, Sherman, Wilson, Pinckney, Mason, Madison, Gerry)
The Judiciary, the Veto, and Separation of Powers (July 21) (Wilson, Nathaniel Gorham, Ellsworth, Madison, Mason, Gerry, Caleb Strong, Morris, Luther Martin)
Appointment of Judges (July 21) (Madison, Pinckney, Randolph, Ellsworth, Morris, Gerry, Mason)
Method of Ratification (July 23) (Mason, Ellsworth, Madison)
Election of the Executive (July 24, 25) (Gerry, Strong, Williamson, Ellsworth, Wilson, Madison)
First Draft of the Constitution (August 6) (Committee on Detail; Rutledge, Chairman)
Qualifications for Suffrage (August 7, 10) (Wilson, Morris, Ellsworth, Mason, Madison, Franklin, John F. Mercer, Rutledge, Pinckney)
Citizenship for Immigrants (August 9) (Morris, Ellsworth, Pinckney, Mason, Madison, Butler, Franklin, Randolph, Wilson)
Executive Veto Power (August 15) (Morris, Sherman, Wilson)
Slavery and the Constitution (August 21, 22) (Martin, Rutledge, Ellsworth, Pinckney, Sherman, Mason, Charles C. Pinckney, Abraham Baldwin, Wilson, Gerry, Dickinson, Williamson, King, John Langdon)
Election and Powers of the President (Sept. 4, 5, 6) (Morris, Mason, Butler, Pinckney, Williamson, Baldwin, Wilson, Randolph, George Clymer, Hamilton)
Opposition to the Constitution (Sept. 7, 10, 15) (Mason, Randolph, Gerry)
Signing the Constitution (Sept. 17) (Franklin, Gorham, George Washington, Randolph, Morris, Williamson, Hamilton, William Blount, Gerry)


PART II RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

Speech of James Wilson (October 6, 1787)


THE NEW FOR ENERGY IN GOVERNMENT (Explained in Federalist Numbers 1-8, 15-32, 34-36, 73-77)

"John DeWitt," Essays I and II (Oct. 22 and 27, 1787)
Speeches of Patrick Henry (June 5 and 7, 1788)
Amendments Proposed by Massachusetts and Virginia Anti-federalists (Feb. 7 and June 27, 1788)
Amendments to the Constitution (June 27, 1788)
Amendments Proposed by The Rhode Island Convention (March 6, 1790)

PREVENTING TYRANNY UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION (Explained in Federalist Numbers 9-14, 33, 37-51, 78-85)

"Centinel," Number I (Oct. 5, 1787)
Address of the Pennsylvania Minority (Dec. 18, 1787)
Letters from the Federal Farmer, I and II (Oct 8 and 9, 1787)
"Brutus," Essays I, VI, X-XII, and XV (Oct. 18 and Dec. 27, 1787; Jan. 24 and 31, Feb. 7, and March 20, 1788)


THE MEANING OF GOVERNMENT BY CONSENT (Explained in Federalist Numbers 57-72)

"John DeWitt," Essay III (Nov. 5, 1787)
"Cato," Letters V and VII (Nov. 22, 1787; Jan. 3, 1788)
"Brutus," Essays IV and XVI (Nov. 29, 1787 and April 10, 1788)
Speeches of Melancton Smith (June 20-27, 1788)


APPENDIX I: The Articles of Confederation 1777 (1781)
APPENDIX II: The Constitution of the United States of America
APPENDIX III: Principal Speakers at the Federal Convention of 1787
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF IDEAS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451625250
Editor:
Ketcham, Ralph
Author:
Ketcham, Ralph
Author:
Various
Author:
Ketchum, Ralph
Publisher:
Signet
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civil Procedure
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Constitutional history
Subject:
Federalist
Subject:
United States Politics and government 1783-1789 Sources.
Subject:
Estados Unidos
Subject:
Historia constitucional
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 389-392.
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19861007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
6.88x4.23x1.18 in. .44 lbs.

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