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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volume 16: Commentaries on the Constitution (4), 1 February – 31 March 1788 | G |  Government, Debate Over Nature of

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518. Reverend James Madison to James Madison, Williamsburg, Va., 9 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:97]+

534. Spurious Centinel XV, Pennsylvania Mercury, 16 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:134]

535. Benjamin Franklin to Louis-Guillaume Le Veillard, Philadelphia, 17 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:136]+

539. William Fleming to Thomas Madison, Belmont, Botetourt County, Va., 19 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:141]

554–B. Massachusetts Centinel, 27 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:185]+

555. Publius: The Federalist 59, New York Packet, 22 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:189]+

562. Richard Henry Lee to James Gordon, Jr. Chantilly, Va., 26 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:212]

562. Richard Henry Lee to James Gordon, Jr. Chantilly, Va., 26 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:213]+

564. Publius: The Federalist 61, New York Packet, 26 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:215]

569. Publius: The Federalist 62, New York Independent Journal, 27 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:235]

569. Publius: The Federalist 62, New York Independent Journal, 27 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:235]

571. Marcus II, Norfolk and Portsmouth Journal, 27 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:243]

571. Marcus II, Norfolk and Portsmouth Journal, 27 February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:247]

581. A Columbian Patriot: Observations on the Constitution: Boston, February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:282]

581. A Columbian Patriot: Observations on the Constitution: Boston, February [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:286]

582. Publius: The Federalist 63, New York Independent Journal, 1 March [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:295]

582. Publius: The Federalist 63, New York Independent Journal, 1 March [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:297]

619. Publius: The Federalist 70, New York Independent Journal, 15 March [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:396]

619. Publius: The Federalist 70, New York Independent Journal, 15 March [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:398]

619. Publius: The Federalist 70, New York Independent Journal, 15 March [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:400]

625. Publius: The Federalist 71, New York Packet, 18 March [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:412]

634. Gazette of the State of Georgia, 20 March [Commentaries on the Constitution 16:445]

Subentries

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– denial that Constitution creates a consolidated government [10 references]

– argument that Constitution creates a consolidated government [17 references]

– argument that Constitution will create a strong central government that is needed [15 references]

– rights of freemen [3 references]

– Constitution as an agreement among people and not a compact among states [3 references]

– Constitution will protect property and persons [2 references]

– purpose of government is happiness of people [5 references]

– attributes of a free government [12 references]

– easy to lose a free government but hard to regain [3 references]

– and role of executive in [5 references]

– theory that only a good administration is required for a good government [1 reference]

– mixed governments favored [1 reference]

See Also

See also Aristocracy

See also Balanced government

See also Checks and balances

See also Coercive power

See also Democracy

See also Despotism

See also Federalism

See also History

See also Monarchy

See also Representation

See also Republican form of government

See also Reserved powers

See also Revolution, right of

See also Separation of powers

See also Social compact

See also Sovereignty

See also States, impact of Constitution upon

See also States under the Articles of Confederation