Constitution Making: Conflict and Consensus in the Federal Convention Of 1787

Algora Publishing, 2007 - 260 páginas
Looking closely at the roll-call voting records, the author examines the patterns of cooperation and conflict among individual delegates and their state delegations as voting units; analyzes the changes in voting coalitions and the implication of those changes for the resolution of critical substantive issues before the Convention and shows how these major issues were addressed, modified and resolved from the opening of the Convention on May 25, 1787, to its final adjournment on September 17. The result is a conceptually sophisticated and empirically accurate understanding of the politics of constitution making in the Federal Convention that the author hopes will allow us to see the democratic politics of our own age in clearer perspective.

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Perspectives on the Federal Convention of 1787
Debate Deadlock and Issue Resolution in the Convention
James Madison and the Origins the Virginia Plan
The Nature of Government in the New Republic
The Representation Question Madison and His Opponents
The Role of the Executive in Republican Government
Periphery and Nationalist Center On Restraining Government
Small State Fears and the States Rights Caucus
The Data
The Virginia Plan
The New Jersey Plan
Committee of Detail Report
The Constitution of the United States

The Brearley Committee Report a New Northern Majority
Summary and Conclusion

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Página 221 - Resolved, that each branch ought to possess the right of originating acts; that the National Legislature ought to be empowered to enjoy the legislative rights vested in Congress by the Confederation, and moreover to legislate in all cases to which the separate States are incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation...
Página 231 - Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
Página 233 - No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President ; neither shall any Person be eligible...
Página 230 - No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
Página 221 - Resolved that the members of the first branch of the National Legislature ought to be elected by the people of the several States...
Página 52 - That a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme Legislative, Executive and Judiciary.
Página 221 - ... to be ineligible to any office established by a particular State, or under the authority of the United States, except those peculiarly belonging to the functions of the second branch, during the term of service, and for the space of after the expiration thereof.
Página 228 - Resolved that the Legislative Executive and Judiciary powers within the several States ought to be bound by oath to support the articles of Union 15.

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