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James Madison and the struggle for the Bill of Rights

Author: Richard E Labunski
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the efforts by James Madison between 1787 and 1789 as he battled anti-Federalist Patrick Henry to secure Virginia's ratification of the new Constitution, won the election to the House of Representatives, and secured the creation of the Bill of Rights.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Labunski
ISBN: 0195181050 9780195181050
OCLC Number: 64390399
Description: xii, 336 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Philadelphia Convention --
The reluctant candidate --
The road to Richmond --
The Virginia Ratifying Convention --
The ratification vote --
The anti-federalists fight back --
The election --
Madison introduces the Bill of Rights --
Congress proposes the Bill of Rights --
Ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Richard Labunski.
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The untold story of the fiercely contested ratification of the United States Constitution, and how Founding Father James Madison defied his fellow Virginians who opposed the Constitution, to ensure  Read more...

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Editor's Note xi Introduction 1 1 The Philadelphia Convention 3 2 The Reluctant Candidate 24 3 The Road to Richmond 48 4 The Virginia Ratifying Convention 67 5 The Ratification Vote 96 6 The Anti-Federalists Fight Back 120 7 The Election 147 8 Madison Introduces the Bill of Rights 178 9 Congress Proposes the Bill of Rights 213 10 Ratification of the Bill of Rights 242 11 Epilogue 256 Appendix I: James Madison's Proposed Amendments (June 8, 1789) 265 Appendix II: Amendments Reported by the House Select Committee (July 28, 1789) 269 Appendix III: Amendments Passed by the House of Representatives (August 24, 1789) 272 Appendix IV: Amendments Passed by the Senate (September 9, 1789) 275 Appendix V: Amendments Proposed by Congress to the States (September 25, 1789) 278 Abbreviations and Frequently Cited Sources 281 Notes 285 Acknowledgments 319 Index 323 About the Author 337

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