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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volume 18: Commentaries on the Constitution (6), 9 May – 13 September 1788 | G |  Government, Debate Over Nature Of

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– federal republic supported [3 references]

– Constitution will create consolidated government [9 references]

– America will show that man can govern himself [10 references]

– Constitution called a revolution [9 references]

– Constitution will not immediately establish vigorous government [1 reference]

– Americans believe they can be free without government [1 reference]

– good constitution obtainable only through succession of bloody revolutions or powerful rule of a person [1 reference]

– Constitution not a representative government [1 reference]

– opposition to general government for America [1 reference]

– difficulty of applying general rules to all parts of a federal government [2 references]

– only general principles of can be relied on rather than specific constitutional protections [1 reference]

– Constitution is best form for U.S. [1 reference]

– need for permanent, efficient national government [12 references]

– power is not achieved by unanimous consent but by genius and luck [1 reference]

– party spirit almost indefatigable in democracy [1 reference]

– description of stages of American society [1 reference]

– because powers can be abused is no reason not to grant them [1 reference]

– Constitution makes states a nation [1 reference]

– continual effort to establish stability and order from chaos [1 reference]

– great revolutions of antiquity were mad, tumultuous actions [1 reference]

– revolutions in government usually exchange one tyrant for another [1 reference]

– Constitution will bring stability and replace libertinism of youthful U.S. [1 reference]

– criticism of too much dependence on those in power [1 reference]

– effectiveness of depends on virtue of people in elections [1 reference]

– best understood at time of American Revolution [1 reference]

– Americans most aware of study of government [1 reference]

– people are husbands and constitutions are wives [1 reference]

– voice of people is not voice of God [1 reference]

– “A Native of Boston’s” ideas of best government [1 reference]

The Federalist touches on primary issues concerning [1 reference]

– difficulty of united unequal states in confederacies [1 reference]

– new Constitution creates a federal government [1 reference]

– attributes of [17 subentries]

– dangers of [6 subentries]

– objects of government [2 references + 5 subentries]

See Also

See also Aristocracy

See also Checks and balances

See also Civil liberties

See also Democracy

See also Despotism

See also Division of powers

See also Enumerated powers

See also Happiness

See also Implied powers

See also Mixed government

See also Monarchy

See also Republican form of government

See also Reserved powers

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

See also Tyranny