2 edition of Debates of the convention to amend the constitution of Pennsylvania found in the catalog.
|Statement||B. Singerly, state printer|
|Publishers||B. Singerly, state printer|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 91 p. :|
|Number of Pages||54|
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State by state in chronological order, Maier takes us through this ratification process in full and rich detail. They think that con- gress luis the power to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, and I think with them. Accoi- ding to the wording of it, it would seem that a man was first to be tried by jury before being arrested.
On the contrary, he would check and resist it by every legal means. Even setting aside the problems that have arisen in the ensuing 233 years with the Electoral College, this system was far from ideal. The diversity of opinions on how elections should take place reflected the immense diversity of thought among the states.
Why has he not observed this rule? The gentleman from FrankliA Mr. Does he intend to say, that the debt of a commonwealth should bear no relation to its resources!I apprehend that the question now before ns is, strictly speaking, a question of political economy ; and that when regarded in a proper point of view, it will be found that we have nothing to fear from the expendi- ture of the public money and the extension of the public debt.
But according to the amendment of the gentleman from the county, Mr. This is a fascinating book about the ratification of the Constitution. Now, there was no difficulty in getting up Debates of the convention to amend the constitution of Pennsylvania feeling of this kind ; and whether it originated in any apprehension growing out of the abolition riot he did not know. Boston and the coastal areas generally supported ratification, while much of the opposition came from Maine and the rural and western parts of the state.
Two days later almost every small state, barring Georgia, had flipped sides. There was not, moreover, a very full attendance of members at that time, and I had strong hopes that tliie' M PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES.
Caleb Strong of Massachusetts, as well as other New England Federalists, brought a preference for annual elections and a greater degree of democracy. The confederation government lacked an executive. Craig, and are as follow, viz : Ybai — Massra. Six of the remaining seven states that ratified the Constitution followed this procedure.
With New York missing, and Massachusetts strangely absent, the even split led to a rejected motion. By September, only South Carolina and North Carolina continued to oppose any direct or indirect scheme of electing the executive. Dickey, and are as follow, viz : Ykas — Messrs. I know that it is a very popular thing in this commonwealth of Penn- sylvania, distinguished as she is for her indomitable spirit of enterprise, to legislate on these works of internal improveinent, so long as it can be done without a resort to direct taxation.
These people knew the document, they understood what its provisions meant, and they brought keen eyes and sharp minds to the table.