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In Constitutionally Speaking, Jay Cost and Luke Thompson make the case for the average American to study the Constitution. They both think that for citizens to get the most out of their government, it is important for them to understand how the Constitution works. And their hope is that this podcast can serve as a nonpartisan (and fun!) source of information for people of all political persuasions.
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Ep. 21: Ratification, Part 4: Virginia and New York
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In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke finish their discussion of the ratification debates with a look at Virginia and New York. Two of the most important states in the union, the Old Dominion and the Empire State were hardly enthusiastic supporters of the Constitution. In Virginia, major political figures like Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, and Patrick Henry opposed it, while the delegates at the convention were closely divided. In New York, Governor George Clinton and his political allies staunchly opposed it, and the ratification convention was dominated by Anti-Federalists. Ultimately, James Madison outmatched Henry in the Virginia convention in June 1788, narrowly securing ratification, which put enough pressure on New York to accede to the new government in July.
George Mason, "Objections to the Constitution"
Virginia Ratifying Convention, "Proposed Amendments to the Constitution"
James Madison to Alexander Hamilton, July 20, 1788
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So much to love about this podcast! The hosts Jay Cost & Luke Thompson are knowledgeable but very listener-friendly. They bring peripheral material to the understanding of America’s founding without distracting from main ideas and themes. The material is enlightening, but presented through good story telling.
Date published: 2017-11-07