Four. James Madison and the Grand Convention: “The Great Difficulty of Representation”

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Gordon Lloyd1 and
  2. Christopher Burkett2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch4

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Lloyd, G. and Burkett, C. (2012) James Madison and the Grand Convention: “The Great Difficulty of Representation”, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch4

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pepperdine University, USA

  2. 2

    Ashland University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655221

Online ISBN: 9781118281369

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Keywords:

  • Madison and the Grand Convention, “The Great Difficulty of Representation”;
  • Madison and the Convention debates, Notes of Debates;
  • Madison's contribution to the Federal Republic;
  • Madison's Republic;
  • Madison and the debates, as the “Four Act Drama”;
  • Articles of Confederation;
  • Madison's “The Vices of the Political System of the United States”;
  • the Virginia Plan, removal of the state legislatures structurally;
  • Madison in “Vices,” of the laws of injustice in state legislature;
  • Act II: The Connecticut Compromise, a critical impasse

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Madison's Presentation of the Convention Debates

  • Act I of the Federal Convention: The Alternative Plans

  • Act II: The Connecticut Compromise

  • Conclusion: Madison's Contribution to the Federal Republic

  • Further Reading