FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS James Madison's Notes: Federal Convention of 1787 May 14, 25, 1787   Monday May 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting of the deputies in Convention for revising the federal system of Government. On that day a small number only had assembled. Seven States were not...
Liberty Letters, 17 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Overview: Inspiring speech written by Benjamin Franklin read in defense of the new Constitution. A Constitution, he said, which, despite its supposed imperfections, may be the best ever produced. He called also for a sense of humility, noting that...
Liberty Letters, 17 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Overview: Inspiring speech written by Benjamin Franklin read in defense of the new Constitution. A Constitution, he said, which, despite its supposed imperfections, may be the best ever produced. He called also for a sense of humility, noting that...
Liberty Letters, 15 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Overview: First Article, relative to the Legislative powers, resumed. Motion to change the present proportion of members in the House of Representatives in favor of one more representative for both North Carolina,  and Rhode Island. Disagreed to. Motion that...
Liberty Letters, 15 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Overview: First Article, relative to the Legislative powers, resumed. Motion to change the present proportion of members in the House of Representatives in favor of one more representative for both North Carolina,  and Rhode Island. Disagreed to. Motion that...
Liberty Letters, 14 September 1787, James Madison Editor's overview: Article first, relative to the Legislative powers, resumed. Motion to change the present proportion of members in the House of Representatives, disagreed to. Motion that officers impeached be suspended till trial. Disagreed to. Motion to require the House of Representatives to publish all its...
Liberty Letters, 14 September 1787, James Madison Editor's overview: Article first, relative to the Legislative powers, resumed. Motion to change the present proportion of members in the House of Representatives, disagreed to. Motion that officers impeached be suspended till trial. Disagreed to. Motion to require the House of Representatives to publish all its...
Liberty Letters, 13 September 1787, James Madison Col George Mason. He had moved without success for a power to make sumptuary regulations. He had not yet lost sight of his object. After descanting on the extravagance of our manners, the excessive consumption of foreign superfluities, and the necessity of restricting...
Liberty Letters, 13 September 1787, James Madison Col George Mason. He had moved without success for a power to make sumptuary regulations. He had not yet lost sight of his object. After descanting on the extravagance of our manners, the excessive consumption of foreign superfluities, and the necessity of restricting...
Liberty Letters, Madison's Notes, 12 September 1787 DOCr. JOHNSON from the Committee of stile &c. reported a digest of the plan, of which printed copies were ordered to be furnished to the members. He also reported a letter to accompany the plan, to Congress. (Here insert a transcript of the...
Liberty Letters, Madison's Notes, 12 September 1787 DOCr. JOHNSON from the Committee of stile &c. reported a digest of the plan, of which printed copies were ordered to be furnished to the members. He also reported a letter to accompany the plan, to Congress. (Here insert a transcript of the...
Liberty Letters, 11 September 1787 The Report of the Committee of Stile and arrangement not being made and being waited for, The House Adjourned ______________________ Copyright of Madison's Notes to the Federal Convention of 1787 is in the Public Domain.
Liberty Letters, 11 September 1787 The Report of the Committee of Stile and arrangement not being made and being waited for, The House Adjourned ______________________ Copyright of Madison's Notes to the Federal Convention of 1787 is in the Public Domain.
Liberty Letters, 10 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Summary: Motion that Legislature may propose amendments, to be binding when assented to by three-fourths of the States. Agreed to. Motion to require the assent of the present Congress, before submitting it to the States for ratification. Disagreed to. Motion to require the assent...
Liberty Letters, 10 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Summary: Motion that Legislature may propose amendments, to be binding when assented to by three-fourths of the States. Agreed to. Motion to require the assent of the present Congress, before submitting it to the States for ratification. Disagreed to. Motion to require the assent...
Liberty Letters, 08 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Overview: Motion to require treaties of peace to be consented to by two-thirds of the Senate, briefly debated and agreed to. Motion to strike out the requirement of a two-thirds vote of the Senate for making treating. Disagreed to. Motion to require that in...
Liberty Letters, 08 September 1787, James Madison Editor's Overview: Motion to require treaties of peace to be consented to by two-thirds of the Senate, briefly debated and agreed to. Motion to strike out the requirement of a two-thirds vote of the Senate for making treating. Disagreed to. Motion to require that in...
James Madison's Notes for 09/01/1787. Debate mostly focused on treaty making powers of the President and Senate
James Madison's Notes for 09/01/1787. Debate mostly focused on treaty making powers of the President and Senate
Length of term of the President of the United States and mode of election debated. Electoral college approved. Tiebreaker power goes to House of Representatives
Length of term of the President of the United States and mode of election debated. Electoral college approved. Tiebreaker power goes to House of Representatives
Founders work out fine print in the Constitution. Mr. Gerry warns that the power of the govt. to buy land for buildings might be abused to buy up state lands.
Founders work out fine print in the Constitution. Mr. Gerry warns that the power of the govt. to buy land for buildings might be abused to buy up state lands.
The Constitutional Convention's discussion for September 4, 1787 focused on the electoral college system and its merits. James Madison's Notes
The Constitutional Convention's discussion for September 4, 1787 focused on the electoral college system and its merits. James Madison's Notes
Debated eligibility vs. ineligibility of Congressmen to federal offices, especially executive offices while serving in Congress. Emoluments also discussed.
Debated eligibility vs. ineligibility of Congressmen to federal offices, especially executive offices while serving in Congress. Emoluments also discussed.
September 01, 1787. Report from the Commission of Eleven offers some refinements to wording of previously accepted motions.
September 01, 1787. Report from the Commission of Eleven offers some refinements to wording of previously accepted motions.
Most significant discussion of the day centered on the need for conventions to ratify the Constitution. Why? So authority rested on the people not the states.