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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | U |  Union

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Thursday, 24 January, A.M. and P.M. [Ratification by the States 7:1811]+

Thursday, 31 January, A.M. and P.M. [Ratification by the States 7:1818]

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– accomplished only by Great Compromise [1 reference]

– acquiescing Mass. minority will espouse principles of [1 reference]

– advocates separation from Southern States if we cannot connect with them without countenancing slavery [1 reference]

– reference to the great American family [1 reference]

– obtained American independence [1 reference]

– preserved during American Revolution because of fear of Britain [1 reference]

– American Revolution shows necessity of [1 reference]

– Antifederalists oppose [3 references]

– Antifederalists support [1 reference]

– Articles of Confederation will not sustain [18 references]

– better to break than to maintain without giving sufficient power to central government [1 reference]

– cemented by blood [1 reference]

– commerce is a bond of [2 references]

– criticism of notion that commerce is a bond of [1 reference]

– Congress needs more power to preserve [5 references]

– Constitution endangers [2 references]

– Constitution needed to preserve [22 references]

– is principal object of Constitution [1 reference]

– Constitution will make Americans one people [1 reference]

– preservation as a goal of Constitutional Convention [2 references]

– Constitutional Convention wanted to consolidate [1 reference]

– criticism of as promoted by Constitution [1 reference]

– debate over ratification described as seed-time of union [1 reference]

– rejection of argument that states are too dissimilar for [1 reference]

– dissolution is approaching [2 references]

– danger of disunion [6 references]

– disunion if Mass. had rejected Constitution [1 reference]

– diversity of states binds them together [1 reference]

– efficient government needed to preserve [1 reference]

– enemies of America believe disunion will occur [1 reference]

– Europeans would be alarmed if Americans united in Impost of 1783 [1 reference]

– foreign powers would like to keep us divided [1 reference]

– good on the basis of liberty only [1 reference]

– necessary for happiness [1 reference]

– hope that it is perpetual [1 reference]

– importance of [31 references]

– rejection of argument that Mass. could do without Union [1 reference]

– needed to preserve liberty [1 reference]

– needed to protect against foreign invasion [3 references]

– necessity of [17 references]

– Northern States should form sub-confederation [1 reference]

– no wish to be known to world other than as United States [1 reference]

– opposition to opponents of [1 reference]

– perpetual under Articles of Confederation [3 references]

– should be perpetual as provided by Articles of Confederation [1 reference]

– plea for [1 reference]

– ratification of Constitution by only some states will separate [1 reference]

– requires congressional power to regulate federal elections of Representatives [1 reference]

– described as a rope of sand [1 reference]

– required compromise on slave trade [1 reference]

– spirit of must be cultivated among Americans [1 reference]

– spirit of suffuses Boston celebrations [1 reference]

– states cannot exist without [1 reference]

– states should unite for commerce and amity, but not for legislation and taxation [1 reference]

– stronger government needed to preserve [1 reference]

– thankful for continuance of [1 reference]

– thirteen separate sovereignties is counter to Union [1 reference]

– toast drunk to Union of the states [1 reference]

– U.S. should adopt a federal Constitution that preserves liberties and [1 reference]

– will be strengthened by adoption of Impost of 1783 [1 reference]

See Also

See also Separate confederacies