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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | C |  Civil Liberties

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– as aim of government [1 reference]

– America as land of [9 references]

– America has had too much [1 reference]

– Americans cannot have too much of [1 reference]

– Americans should retain rights of Englishmen [1 reference]

– denial that annual elections are necessary to preserve [1 reference]

– Antifederalists duped into believing their liberties are endangered by Constitution [1 reference]

– Antifederalist opposition in Mass. Convention based on threat to [1 reference]

– enjoyed under British Constitution [2 references]

– enjoyed in colonial Mass. [1 reference]

– of citizens would be protected by Confederation Congress if it had power to tax [1 reference]

– may Constitution prove to be fabric of American Liberty [1 reference]

– Constitutional Convention did not seek to preserve [1 reference]

– held sacred by delegates to Constitutional Convention [1 reference]

– Constitutional Convention will protect [1 reference]

– constitutions do not inherently protect rights [1 reference]

– danger of loss of [1 reference]

– danger of too much [1 reference]

– dangerous time for [1 reference]

– desire for strong government with [1 reference]

– farmers should maintain their spirit of freedom [1 reference]

– federal republic is best form of government to secure persons and property [1 reference]

– Federalists and Antifederalists believe rights of people should be preserved [1 reference]

– Federalists in state Convention realize importance of assuring country members [1 reference]

– not dependent on frequency of elections [1 reference]

– bestowed by Cod [1 reference]

– best protected in Great Britain [1 reference]

– hope U.S. always has [1 reference]

– importance of times to present and future generations [1 reference]

– issues discussed [1 reference]

– favors limited government that protect liberty with justice [1 reference]

– love of requires that people must vote [1 reference]

– some believe mankind is incapable of enjoying [1 reference]

– is a natural right [1 reference]

– more retained by people under Constitution than anywhere else [1 reference]

– must be defended as patriots of Revolution did [1 reference]

– must be secured while making government efficient [1 reference]

– necessity of [1 reference]

– nowhere are rights and conscience better secured than in U.S. [1 reference]

– once it is fled, it will not return [1 reference]

– as perpetual birthright of Americans [1 reference]

– protected by Mass. Constitution and Declaration of Rights [3 references]

– best guarded by political liberty [1 reference]

– prevalent in United States [2 references]

– principle of abandoned in Mass. Convention [1 reference]

– principles of are well known [1 reference]

– should examine principles that, will secure [1 reference]

– Revolutionary leaders like Washington and Franklin would not subvert [1 reference]

– scale of freedom opposes Constitution [1 reference]

– should be safeguarded [1 reference]

– should be secured [2 references]

– is soul of America’s existence [1 reference]

– spirit of will not die under Constitution [1 reference]

– too much leads to despotism [1 reference]

– U.S. needs to establish a government to secure [1 reference]

– without them life is a burden [1 reference]

– dependent on [23 subentries]

– endangered by [44 subentries]

– not endangered by [4 subentries]

– preserved or protected by [30 subentries]

See Also

See also Amendments to Constitution

See also Bill of rights

See also Convention, second constitutional

See also Government, debate over nature of