The Story of the Constitution of the United States by Rossiter JohnsonThe Story of the Constitution of the United States by Rossiter Johnson

The Story of the Constitution of the United States

byRossiter Johnson

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1905 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE CONVENTION At last the general apathy was dispelled and Congress saw the necessity for doing something. A resolution was offered which declared that Congress "entirely coincided" with the commissioners "as to the inefficiency of the Federal Government and the necessity of devising such farther provisions as shall render the same adequate to the exigencies of the Union," and "strongly recommended to the legislatures to send delegates to the proposed convention." The members from New York offered a resolution to that effect, except that it left the time and place of the convention blank. This appears to have been done because they wished it to be held in New York City. On this question, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia alone voted in the affirmative. The members from Massachusetts then offered a preamble and resolution, which, after some discussion, and amendment, were agreed to as follows: "Whereas there is provision in the Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union, for making alterations therein, by the assent of a Congress of the United States, and of the legislatures of the several States; and whereas experience hath evinced that there are defects in the present Confederation, as a mean to remedy which several of the States, and particularly the State of New York, by express instructions to their delegates in Congress, have suggested a convention for the purposes expressed in the following resolution; and such convention appearing to be the most probable mean of establishing in these States a firm National Government: "Resolved, That, in the opinion of Congress, it is expedient, that, on the second Monday in May next, a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sol...
Title:The Story of the Constitution of the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217373305

ISBN - 13:9780217373302