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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volume 13: Commentaries on the Constitution (1), 21 February – 7 November 1787 | C |  Congress under Articles

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– support for increased powers for, xxxvi, 3–43, 46, 47, 49–50n, 51–54, 55n, 57, 60n, 60–70, 74–75, 76, 76–77, 79, 87, 99–100, 1O1n [50 references]

– and Annapolis Convention report [5 references]

– attempts to call a constitutional convention (1776–86) [16 references]

– calls Constitutional Convention (Feb. 1787) [21 references]

– and policy toward western lands [7 references]

– receives states’ ratifications of the Constitution, xlii, 210000 calls first federal elections, xlii, 211000 delegates to and officers of (1787) [1 reference]

– formation of executive departments by [5 references]

– provisions for voting in [6 references]

– provisions for powers of in Articles [1 reference]

– implied powers of [7 references]

– opposition to granting coercive power to [3 references]

– states fail to pay requisitions of [10 references]

– exercised extra-constitutional powers. [3 references]

– attendance of delegates to [4 references]

– and Jay-Gardoqui treaty negotiations [11 references]

– representation in [5 references]

– dangerous to increase powers of because of its unicameralism [3 references]

– rotation in office of delegates to [4 references]

– opposition to increase of power for [1 reference]

– and debate over its power to keep a standing army [3 references]

– recommendation that it call a second constitutional convention [1 reference]

– and consideration of Constitution [7 subentries]

– letters from presidents of [4 references]

– letters to presidents of [8 references]

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See also Amendments to Articles of Confederation

See also Sovereignty

See also Thomson, Charles (N.Y.)