Published January 3, 2001
by Wisconsin Historical Society .
Written in English
|Contributions||John P. Kaminski (Editor), Gaspare J. Saladino (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||484|
The defining book of the American Revolution era and a winner of the George Washington Book Award, Ratification chronicles the pivotal moments and key figures in transforming the US Constitution from an idea into a transformational document and the Constitutional Convention into a working government. When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September , the Cited by: What is the Ratification of the Constitution? The Ratification of the Constitution took place on June 21st, The Philadelphia Convention of , which is also known as the Constitutional Convention, began on May 5th, ; this convention consisted of the finalization of the drafting process of the Constitution of the United States – the Constitution was finalized on . This is the story of the debate over the ratification of the United States Constitution. This exhibit provides a guide to understanding a) the records of the debates of the official delegates that took place essentially between December and July and b) the public advocates who participated in the conversation over whether or not to ratify the newly proposed Constitution for the federal republic of the United States that took place mainly between October . Ratification of the Constitution. Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution on December 7, The vote was unanimous, Pennsylvania followed on December 12 and New Jersey ratified on Decem also in a unanimous vote. The Constitution went into effect by the summer of after the following states had ratified the.
constitution test. You will be studying the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the U.S. flag, and the Illinois Constitution. If you study these materials, you will be able to successfully pass the constitution test. This Study Guide is divided into lessons. Each lesson includes specific directions to assist you. The framers of the Constitution said, “We’re only going to require the approval of nine states to replace the Articles.” Since state legislatures might lose power under the new Constitution, the ratification went through constitutional conventions rather than legislatures. It was a gimmick that worked. Ratification got off to a good start. A long and detailed book about the process of the Ratification of the Constitution; too long and too detailed. In the end, barring a few interesting turns, there's not very much to the story, and it could have been covered in a fashion I feel would have been more satisfying and successful with half the plodding accounts of the debates/5(98). Can the Question “Who Wrote the Constitution” Be Answered? Upon posing the question “Who Wrote the Constitution”, the answer given concerning the authorship of the Constitution will typically include a response reflecting a communal effort of authorship; the primary recipients of this classification of authorship are typically credited to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine.
THE RATIFICATION CAMPAIGN. On the question of ratification, citizens quickly separated into two groups: Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The Federalists supported it. They tended to be among the elite members of society—wealthy and well-educated landowners, businessmen, and former military commanders who believed a strong government would be better for both national defense and . Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification. by David Waldstreicher. Rating: / Publisher: Hill and Wang. David Waldstreicher’s Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification is that rare history book that offers an entirely new perspective on an exhaustively-documented period of American history. Waldstreicher, a professor of history at Temple University, is . Maier, Pauline. Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, – New York: Simon & Schuster, If you take the time to peruse .