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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.


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COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION
tion in, 294; will be conciliatory to N.C.
and R.I., 332; summary of proposed
amendments concerning, 347-48
- restraints on: recommended by Va. Con-
vention, 79n, 203-6; states will provide,
132-33; amendments propose, 166;
representatives should go back to people
and live under laws, 179; and annual
publication of journals and expenditures
of, 203, 317; prohibition of officehold-
ing by members of, 203, 317, 346; ju-
risdiction over federal capital, 204, 318;
compensation of, 205, 319; to regulate
federal elections, 205, 319; recom-
mended by N.C. Convention, 317-19
- and jurisdiction over federal judiciary,
102, 103, 182; power to pass laws re-
versing federal judicial decisions, 103;
will not reverse decisions by judiciary,
105; impeachment power of as check on
judiciary, 105-6; power of to restrict ap-
pellate jurisdiction of U.S. judiciary,
108-10; power of to create inferior
courts, 114, 116
See also Amendments to Constitution;
Bicameralism; Checks and balances; For-
eign affairs; House of Representatives,
U.S.; Reserved powers; Senate, U.S.;
Separation of powers; Supremacy
clause; Taxation; Treaties
CONNECTICUT: Antifederalists in Conven-
tion of acquiesced in Constitution, 10,
285; has ratified, 20, 80, 166, 270; pays
taxes to neighbors through import du-
ties, 29, 175; land dispute with Pa.,
102n; court system of, 121; jury trials
in, 126, 127-28; referred to as most
popular state in Union, 127-28; influ-
ence of on N.H., 172; Federalists gain-
ing ground in, 274, 275n. See also New
Haven; Woodstock
CONSCIENCE, LIBERTY OF, 188, 199, 342.
See also Religion, freedom of
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS: proposed
amendments concerning, 43, 203, 316.
See also Religion, freedom of
CONSTITUTION, U.S.: described as a revo-
lution, 15, 233, 293, 333-34, 345,
345n, 355, 387, 392; copies of sent to
French government, 16; printed in En-
gland, 22; popular in Europe, 22-23;
S.C. Convention orders printing of, 71n;
sent to Thomas Jefferson, 79n, 270; role
of God in drafting and ratifying of, 82,
160, 189, 195, 255, 266, 269n, 274,
378, 381; Preamble of quoted, 130; as
a bill of rights itself, 131; resembles N.Y.
constitution, 137-38; described as a
god-like work, 164; best form of gov-
ernment ever brought to world, 239; as
symbol of elevation of law and justice,
264; Congress sends to states, 276,
277n; as model to world, 320; does not
fit spirit or situation of America, 334;
approaches nearer to perfection than
any other constitution, 359; unique
quality of (made by people), 386
-described as a metaphor, 208; edifice,
172; this Fabrick, 293; the Federal
Building, 368; federal pillars, 321; Fed-
eral Superstructure, 381; the gilded Pill,
52; Great National Dome, 383; grand
edifice, 242; grand feederal edifice, 243;
one great Colossus, 52; our Intended,
258-60n; master-piece of human wis-
dom, 209-10; master-piece of political
wisdom, 7; the new federal edifice, 144;
the new Machine, 324n; The New Roof,
243, 247n; the new Ship, 363; the New
wheel will revolve, 31; the Noble Edifice,
400; Phoenix, 383; pyramid, 251; roof,
247; thirteen pillars, 52; triumphant
arch of freedom's temple (pillars), 150;
as wife and people as husband, 258-59;
young Lion, 52
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: violated in-
structions to amend Articles of Confed-
eration, 5; defense of members of
against conspiratorial charges, 8-9;
praise of, 9, 160, 223, 227, 233, 234,
237, 238, 244-45, 251, 292, 293, 329-
30, 342, 359, 391; criticism of intem-
perance and precipitancy of during last
week, 79; criticism of slave-trade com-
promise of, 79; praise of for compro-
mise and genius of, 140, 160, 209-10,
238, 251-52; debate in over two-thirds
majority to ratify treaties, 149, 149n; in-
spired by God, 160; called fathers of our
country, 164; criticism of R.I. and
others who refused to attend, 218-19,
341; called to address problems of U.S.,
227; sought happiness of American peo-
ple, 233-34; patriotism of, 238; praise
of unanimity of, 238; union was goal of,
238; signers of Declaration of Indepen-
dence as members of, 251, 254; dele-
gates to from S.C., 260; R.I. refuses to
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