Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body…




Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body…

Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body… --James Madison

Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.

James Madison

Year: 1788
Context: Federalist No. 39
Tags: Constitution, Federal, National, ratifying, sovereign, state, voluntary



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