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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | C |  Constitution, U.S.

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– as imperfect [3 references]

– adoption of will usher in a golden age [1 reference]

– Agrippa believes it should be rejected [1 reference]

– alternative to proposed by Candidus [1 reference]

– ambiguity of [9 references]

– Americans unique in drafting their own [1 reference]

– Andover rejects [1 reference]

– compared to Articles of Confederation [7 references]

– violates Articles of Confederation [3 references]

– Ashburnam rejects [1 reference]

– based upon provisions of state constitutions [1 reference]

– best form of government ever drafted [8 references]

– best that can be obtained [3 references]

– as a bill of rights [3 references]

– is not a bill of rights itself [3 references]

– Brunswick approves [1 reference]

– a compact among individuals not a confederation of states [1 reference]

– compared to Articles of Confederation [7 references]

– compared to state constitutions [1 reference]

– as compromise of different parts of Union [1 reference]

– considered as an elective democracy [1 reference]

– as consummation of independence [1 reference]

– copy of burned in western Pa. [1 reference]

– described as national, not federal [1 reference]

– described as new and complicated system [1 reference]

– described as a revolution [10 references]

– dictated by God [1 reference]

– differs greatly from British government [1 reference]

– dependent on continued existence of states [10 references]

– fabricated by Tories [2 references]

– fate of America depends on decision concerning [1 reference]

– formed by the people [1 reference]

– framers spoke the language of philosophy in [1 reference]

– good of the whole is aim [1 reference]

– Holliston rejects [1 reference]

– importance of in determining happiness or misery of U.S. [1 reference]

– Kittery rejects [1 reference]

– Leverett disapproves of [1 reference]

– Loudon orders delegate to reject [1 reference]

– Ludlow orders delegate to reject [1 reference]

– Lunenburgh orders delegate to reject [1 reference]

– Machias orders delegate to ratify [1 reference]

– compared to Mass. constitution [4 references]

– Middleborough rejects [1 reference]

– might come before Mass. legislature [1 reference]

– Milford rejects [1 reference]

– most important subject ever canvassed since settlement of America [1 reference]

– must be viewed as a whole [2 references]

– New Gloucester rejects [1 reference]

– New Marlborough rejects [1 reference]

– Newcastle rejects [1 reference]

– Northborough rejects [1 reference]

– Portland votes not to read [2 references]

– Pownalborough rejects [1 reference]

– Preamble of [3 references]

– provides broad outline of principles of good government [1 reference]

– ratification of by Mass. declared [1 reference]

– ratification of will be momentous [1 reference]

– Richmond votes not to read in town meeting [1 reference]

– Rutland votes to read in town meeting [1 reference]

– Sheffield and Mt. Washington approve [2 references]

– Shelburne’ rejects [1 reference]

– Shelburne votes to read [1 reference]

– should be openly discussed [1 reference]

– should be permanent [1 reference]

– should be properly investigated and adopted if it was right [3 references]

– in spirit will be totally different from what Federalists say it is on paper [1 reference]

– Sudbury rejects [1 reference]

– superb as a literary work [1 reference]

– will alleviate jarring interests of states [3 references]

– text of [1 reference]

– toasts drunk to [4 references]

– too intricate and broad [1 reference]

– Topsham rejects [1 reference]

– Townshend rejects [1 reference]

– unique [1 reference]

– violates principles of American Revolution [1 reference]

– Ware instructs delegates not to ratify [1 reference]

– will determine fate of U.S. [2 references]

– will form republican form of government [1 reference]

– will increase influence, power, and wealth of those who already have any [1 reference]

– distribution of; sent to John Adams [3 references + 6 subentries]

– in metaphor [59 subentries]

– printings of [6 subentries]

– read in [17 subentries]