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History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R547
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History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America Volume 1 (Paperback): George Bancroft
History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America Volume 1 (Paperback): George Bancroft

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History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America Volume 1 (Paperback)

George Bancroft

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...Compromise. Frosi 19 June To 2 July 1787. The convention, which had shown itself so resolute for consolidating the union, next bethought itself of home rule. In reply to what had fallen from Hamilton, Wilson said, on the nineteenth of June: "I am for a national government, but not one that will swallow up the state governments; these are absolutely necessary for purposes which the national government cannot reach." "I did not intend yesterday," exclaimed Hamilton, " a total extinguishment of state governments; but that a national government must have indefinite sovereignty; for if it were limited at all, the rivalship of the states would gradually subvert it. The states must retain subordinate jurisdictions." f "H the states," said King, " retain some portion of their sovereignty, they have certainly divested themselves of essential portions of it. H, in some respects, they form a confederacy, in others they form a nation." Martin held that the separation from Great Britain placed the thirteen states in a state of nature toward each other. % This Wilson denied, saying: "In the declaration of independence the united colonies were declared to be free and independent states, independent, not individually, but unitedly." Connecticut, which was in all sincerity partly federal and partly national, was now compelled to take the lead. As a state she was the most homogeneous and the most fixed in the character of her consociate churches and her complete system of home government. Her delegation to the convention was thrice remarkable: they had precedence in age; in experience, from 1776 to 1786 on committees to frame or amend a constitution for the country; and in illustrating the force of religion in human...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: 2010
Authors: George Bancroft
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 178
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-30367-6
Barcode: 9781152303676
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LSN: 1-152-30367-8

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