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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 8–10: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Virginia | U |  Union

References

Virginia Gazette and Weekly Advertiser, 6 March [Ratification by the States 9:622]+

Debates [Ratification by the States 9:1167]

Debates [Ratification by the States 9:1168]

Subentries

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– Constitution brings interests of states together in [2 references]

– Constitution needed to preserve [67 references]

– necessity for compromise in [1 reference]

– Constitutional Convention wishes to preserve [1 reference]

– necessity of [69 references]

– amendments to Constitution would not endanger [12 references]

– strong federal government needed to preserve [2 references]

– dangers consequent upon disunion [7 references]

– must be strengthened by supporting public credit [1 reference]

– Federalists support [2 references]

– will benefit from economic competition [1 reference]

– President as representative of [2 references]

– Constitution creates single state for great political purposes [1 reference]

– vast majority of people support [2 references]

– Mason and Randolph unwilling to risk Union to get amendments [1 reference]

– will be promoted by cooperation of Va., N.Y., and N.H. on amendments [1 reference]

– origins of in resistance to Great Britain [2 references]

– should be formed by people not states [1 reference]

– liberty and happiness are more important than [2 references]

– denial that refusal to ratify Constitution will lead to disunion [3 references]

– depends upon power of direct taxation [3 references]

– no conflict between love of Va. and America [1 reference]

– not endangered under Confederation [4 references]

– will be strengthened by western settlement [1 reference]

– criticism of use of argument for by Federalists [1 reference]

– power to repel invasions necessary to [1 reference]

– ratification by Va. vital to [2 references]

– cannot be dismembered by treaty [2 references]

– denial that Anti-federalists oppose [1 reference]

– responsible for winning American Revolution [1 reference]

– primary object of Articles of Confederation [1 reference]

– primary object of Constitution [1 reference]

– toasted [2 references]

– Va. benefits from [1 reference]

– danger to [15 subentries]

– opposition to [5 references + 3 subentries]

See Also

See also Separate confederacies