Five. James Madison and the Ratification of the Constitution: A Triumph Over Adversity

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Kevin R. C. Gutzman

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch5

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Gutzman, K. R. C. (2012) James Madison and the Ratification of the Constitution: A Triumph Over Adversity, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch5

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. Western Connecticut State 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:

  • James Madison, constitutional ratification;
  • Madison's role, in securing ratification of the Constitution;
  • Philadelphia convention and Confederation Congress;
  • Federalist 14, Antifederalists as “advocates for disunion”;
  • Federalist 18–20, history of federal republics, ancient/modern;
  • Madison, and his Federalist 37–58;
  • Madison answering the Antifederalist, Constitution, national and federal;
  • Federalist 47–51, on checks/balances;
  • The Mississippi issue, a bill of rights not for the minority;
  • Madison, cautiously optimistic on convention's outcome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Philadelphia Convention and Confederation Congress

  • The Run-Up to Richmond

  • The Array of Forces, and a Signal Victory

  • Patrick Henry's Counterbalance

  • The Mississippi Issue

  • Antifederalists Range Far and Wide, and Federalists Calmly Reply

  • Cautiously Optimistic

  • Randolph's (and Nicholas's) Momentous Position

  • The Climax

  • Madison's Candidacies - And Election

  • Further Reading