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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | A |  American Revolution

References

Observator, Independent Chronicle, 4 October [Ratification by the States 4:40]

Convention Debates, 31 January, A.M. [Ratification by the States 6:1378]

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– allegorical description of [2 references]

– allusion to sacrifice of [1 reference]

– Americans have forgotten why it was fought and are surrendering those issues under Constitution [1 reference]

– Americans should read the published literature that gave rise to [1 reference]

– Americans were in a state of nature after declaring independence [1 reference]

– Antifederalists were supporters of [3 references]

– anxiety and alarm of people at start of [1 reference]

– appeal to elect leaders of to the Mass. Convention [1 reference]

– appeal to the continental honor of 1775 [1 reference]

– and Articles of Association [2 references]

– Articles of Confederation not adequate to enjoying independence [1 reference]

– assistance from France during [3 references]

– Bagaduce [2 references]

– Boston tradesmen and mechanics attached to principles of and fought for [1 reference]

– bravery of Americans during [1 reference]

– British revenge thwarted [1 reference]

– British tyranny as cause of [32 references]

– built on principle of equality of right to liberty and property [1 reference]

– calls upon old patriots to criticize Constitution [2 references]

– caused a full investigation of human rights [1 reference]

– clergy supported [1 reference]

– compare Elbridge Gerry with Benedict Arnold [1 reference]

– Congress’ recommendations during were followed by state legislature [1 reference]

– considerable public spirit during [1 reference]

– Constitution inconsistent with principles of [10 references]

– Constitution will be fruition of [7 references]

– and controversy over George Mason’s service in [4 references]

– cost $200,000,000 specie dollars [1 reference]

– countries that hate Great Britain declare war on [1 reference]

– creation of state constitutions during praised [1 reference]

– criticism of Federalists for drawing on memory of the martyrs of [1 reference]

– criticism of Great Britain’s loss of America [1 reference]

– dead heroes of cited [1 reference]

– Declaration of Independence (1776) [2 references]

– Declaratory Act (1766) [3 references]

– defense of secrecy of military actions during [1 reference]

– depreciation of paper money during [1 reference]

– difficulty of raising army [1 reference]

– and discussion of best constitution [1 reference]

– favorable impact on Europe [1 reference]

– Federalists were supporters of [5 references]

– few Antifederalists were military leaders during [1 reference]

– foreign assistance during praised [1 reference]

– fought for liberty [35 references]

– fought to establish a free and efficient government [1 reference]

– foreign opinion of U.S. high during [5 references]

– glorious victory for Americans [2 references]

– God led Americans through [4 references]

– Great Britain angry over its losses in [1 reference]

– high cost in lives and money [1 reference]

– high price paid for freedom [1 reference]

– and Hutchinson letters [2 references]

– importance of unity among states during [1 reference]

– Intolerable Acts (1774) [1 reference]

– lack of trial by jury as factor in causing [2 references]

– Battle of Lexington as proof of militia’s abilities [1 reference]

– Lord Cornwallis ravaging South Carolina [3 references]

– loss of slaves taken by British or absconding during [1 reference]

– many patriots of are sitting in Mass. Convention [1 reference]

– Mass. almost entirely recovered from [1 reference]

– Mass. contribution to [9 references]

– Mass. first to oppose British parliamentary oppression [1 reference]

– Penobscot Expedition [4 references]

– praise of patriotic effort during [1 reference]

– praise of Samuel Adams’ role in [1 reference]

– preserved Union [4 references]

– principles of Boston have changed from 1775 to 1788 [1 reference]

– public debate preceding [1 reference]

– question about Nathaniel Gorham’s service in [2 references]

– republicanism was end of [1 reference]

– requisitions worked at beginning of [1 reference]

– right of people to rebel [1 reference]

– opposition to Britain paying salaries for judges in colonial Massachusetts [1 reference]

– Sandemanians treated as Loyalists during [1 reference]

– shift to South of war changes Mass.’ attitude on Impost of 1781 [1 reference]

– shows Americans can unite when necessary [1 reference]

– shows that the states cannot survive on their own [1 reference]

– veto of colonial prohibitions of slave trade as cause of [2 references]

– slavery violates principles of [1 reference]

– some framers of Constitution worked hard for independence [1 reference]

– spirit of 1775 [3 references]

– Stamp Act (1765) [4 references]

– states fail to pay requisitions during [1 reference]

– success of depends on continuation of Union [1 reference]

– toast drunk to heroes of [1 reference]

– Union and the help of God gave America victory [2 references]

– U.S. made Britain tremble [1 reference]

– use of paper money during [1 reference]

– Virginia as leader in [1 reference]

– was a victory against most powerful nation in world [1 reference]

– zeal carried Americans through before the adoption of the Articles [1 reference]

See Also

See also Declaration of Independence (1776)

See also Great Britain: and American Revolution

See also Great Britain: relations with American colonies

See also Hartford Convention (1780)

See also Treaty of Peace (1783)