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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 8–10: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Virginia | C |  Congress Under Constitution, Debate Over Powers of


An Impartial Citizen, Petersburg Virginia Gazette, 10 January [Ratification by the States 8:296]


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– criticism of [66 references]

– defense or praise of [76 references]

– vested with sufficient powers to handle general administration [1 reference]

– as check on President [3 references]

– as check on state legislation [1 reference]

– to regulate judiciary’s appellate jurisdiction [20 references]

– and navigation of Mississippi [4 references]

– to establish inferior courts [9 references]

– has only those powers expressly granted to it [4 references]

– proposal to eliminate power to legislate over federal district, forts, etc. [2 references]

– praise that Congress may act directly on people [1 reference]

– of receipts and expenditures [6 references]

– to organize judiciary [1 reference]

– and amendments to Constitution [4 references]

– tendency of legislatures is to aggrandize power [1 reference]

– proponents of Constitution want all power given to [1 reference]

– to make treaties [4 references]

– war power [1 reference]

– to apportion direct taxes [2 references]

– criticism for having power of purse and sword [1 reference]

– has many powers that Confederation Congress had in principle [1 reference]

– to call up militias [1 reference]

– should not be given all powers in Constitution [1 reference]

– to limit Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction [1 reference]

– will provide reasonable regulation of location of criminal trials [1 reference]

– and maritime law [1 reference]

– to raise an army [1 reference]

– to establish schools to promote morality [1 reference]

– and Indian affairs [1 reference]

– restraints on [2 references + 12 subentries]

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See also Bicameralism

See also Checks and balances

See also Civil liberties

See also Enumerated powers

See also House of Representatives, U.S.

See also Reserved powers

See also Senate, U.S.

See also Separation of powers

See also Veto power

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