The Ratification DebatesDownloadable Audiobook - 2006
In the fall of 1787, the call went out: Each of the 13 states assembled special conventions to consider ratification of a proposed Constitution of the United States. Without ratification by nine conventions, the Constitution would flounder: America would be a league of states, not one nation. At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, the states ? voting as states ? had unanimously approved the Constitution. But individual delegates had fiercely opposed certain aspects of the document. Now, they returned to their home states to agitate against the Constitution. Some demanded a bill of rights. Others complained that states' rights had been violated. Some states ? such as Delaware and Georgia ? quickly and unanimously ratified. Other states ? such as Virginia and New York ? agonized. Two states ? North Carolina and Rhode Island ? would not ratify at all without a bill of rights. Indeed, Rhode Island would not approve the Constitution until economic sanctions had been imposed against her. The Constitution was a controversial document, which was passionately debated by the best minds in the land.
Publisher: [United States] : Knowledge Products, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2006.
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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