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History of the Constitutional Convention

History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 30

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Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention. In this Episode: The task of passing a Bill of Rights is undertaken. Alexander Hamilton writes in favor in Federalist 84. Federalists use the Bill of Rights to gain support from Anti-Federalists. Bill of Rights inspired by John Locke, Virginia Declaration of Rights, English Declaration of Rights, among others. The five Great Freedoms of the First Amendment. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 29

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Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention. In this Episode: The Ratification Debates continue. Massachusetts ratifies based on the leading of Samuel Adams and John Hancock and support for a Bill of Rights. Maryland ratifies despite Luther Martin’s opposition. South Carolina ratifies, while North Carolina remains an Anti-Federalist stronghold. New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify, fulfilling the obligations required by the Philadelphia Convention. Titans clash in Virginia, but the Constitution is ratified with an agreement to later support a Bill of Rights. New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island eventually ratify. A new government is formed…

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History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 28

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Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention. In this Episode: The Ratification Debates begin. Giants like George Mason, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams and Richard Henry Lee oppose the Constitution. The Constitution is sent to the Continental Congress for approval to send to the state legislatures. An analysis of the task ahead of the Federalists. The Anti-Federalists suffer major losses in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Georgia and New Jersey.

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History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 27

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Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention. In this Episode: The Constitution enters the ratification phase as dictated by Article VII. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay author the Federalist Papers to convince New York citizens to ratify the Constitution. Anti-Federalists George Clinton and Robert Yates lobby against the Constitution in their own writings, but are largely overshadowed by the Federalist Papers. A look at the first states to ratify the Constitution. Examining three important Federalist Papers: Number 10 (a discussion on factions and contrasting democracies and republics), Number 51 (a discussion on the need of government,…

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