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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Commentaries on the Constitution, public and private. Volume 6: 10 May to 13 September 1788
18 (1995)

Index,   pp. 415-458 ff.


Page 416

COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION
tain after ratification than before, 140-
42, 143n; propose limits on Congress,
166; opposition to proposing and bind-
ing representatives to Congress to sup-
port, 168; support for with ratification,
178, 276; restraints on government bet-
ter located in laws than Constitution,
182; three non-ratifying states ought to
adopt Constitution with amendments,
215; easier to obtain than amendments
to Articles of Confederation, 216; op-
position to, 216-17; variety of would
have been proposed from states if they
were allowed, 229; difficulty of obtain-
ing means only widespread desire for
will pass, 271; and second constitutional
convention, 272, 280-81; Jefferson
wants four states to hold out for, 288n;
proposed by conventions would seri-
ously alter Constitution, 308; will be
adopted, 336; encouraged by N.Y.'s Cir-
cular Letter, 343; summary of sent to
French government, 345, 346-49; list-
ing of states ratifying with, 350n
-in Md., 13-14, 19, 21, 48, 165
-in Mass., 20, 75, 77, 80, 156, 182; praise
of method of proposing, 3, 11, 81, 82n,
177, 180, 331; sent to England, 21; as
basis for Va. amendments, 40; opposi-
tion to, 46; read in S.C. Convention,
71n; proposes jury trials in civil cases,
123
-in N.H., 35, 46-47, 52, 53, 186-89n
-in N.Y., 4, 59, 169; and cooperation
with Va. Antifederalists to obtain, 32-
68; opposes Constitution without pre-
vious, 211; in Convention of, 220n, 287,
293, 295-96, 301-5, 322n; criticism of
those proposed by, 399
- in N.C., 4, 35, 59, 60, 68n, 312-20
- in Pa.: proposed in Dissent of the Mi-
nority, 127n; and Harrisburg Conven-
tion, .365-66, 394n
-in S.C., 51, 71n, 71-72, 156, 165, 168,
169, 171, 173n
- in Va., 4; drafted by Antifederalists in
Convention of, 33-34, 44-45; and co-
operation with N.Y. Antifederalists to
obtain, 32-68; will ratify with recom-
mendation of, 40, 177, 207-9n, 211,
385; ratifies with, 57; in Convention of,
63n, 79n, 179, 199-206, 286-88n, 312,
385, 389-90; influenced by Va. Decla-
ration of Rights, 63n; Federalists in sup-
port, 390
See also Antifederalists; Bill of rights;
Civil liberties; Convention, second con-
stitutional
AMERICA: restless spirit of Americans, 12,
17; as an example to world of self gov-
ernment, 15, 184, 233-34, 264, 272,
273, 293, 320, 359, 386; Constitution
called a revolution in, 15, 233, 293,
333-34, 345, 345n, 355, 387, 392; peo-
ple of are ungovernable, 19-20; as new
and mighty empire, 23, 213, 214, 220-
21, 225, 254-55, 341, 342; political fate
of depends on ratification of Constitu-
tion, 82; best situated for commerce,
149-51; Constitution will give a national
character to, 163-64; blessings will soon
pour out on, 184; as asylum against tyr-
anny, 209, 211n, 241, 251; as theater
for demonstration of goodness of hu-
man nature, 213; blessed by God, 223,
230, 341, 381; advantages of, 230, 240;
described as empire of reason, 234;
praise of effort to revise government
peacefully, 235-42, 247; as land of
promise, 282; Constitution fits neither
spirit nor situation of, 334; destined to
be great, 358-59. See also Foreign af-
fairs; Foreign opinion of the U.S.
"AN AMERICAN" (Tench Coxe), 68-70, 175
"AN AMERICAN CITIZEN" (Tench Coxe), 278
AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Constitution over-
throws principles of, 5, 56, 58; fought
to preserve liberties and republicanism,
10, 36, 37, 58, 150, 209, 221, 223, 237-
38, 247, 250-51; did not end with end
of war, 17, 232, 236; financed by ruin-
ous public finance, 18; Antifederalists
pursue principles of, 37, 58; militia of
opposes Constitution, 56; Constitution
gains economic independence promised
by, 145; Constitution promotes princi-
ples of, 159, 195, 266-67; Constitution
compensates Americans for, 159; inde-
pendence from Great Britain as only one
part of, 164; causes disorders, 170; Bat-
tle of Monmouth, 207, 209n; Battle of
Sullivan's Island, 207, 209n; praise of,
209; commemoration of, 221-54, 263,
320-21; patriotism of, 227, 233, 237;
occurred at opportune time, 249-50;
America was not united over indepen-
dence, 335; British will soon realize sig-
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