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North Carolina on the Constitution...



Item # 668754

August 30, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1788 

* United States Constitution
* North Carolina ratification ?


This is a great issue on the creation of our Federal Constitution as over half of page 2 is taken up with results of the "State of North Carolina" Constitutional Convention, which recommends a "Declaration of Rights" and various "Amendments" to the Constitution. Both lists are included in this issue in their entirety, and read just as can be found on the internet.
Discussion was based on the view that the new central government’s powers were too broad, and that the Constitution must be amended to limit and clarify those powers. By the time North Carolina’s convention left town on August 2, only North Carolina and Rhode Island were left outside the union.
Other states that ratified the Constitution had also requested that a Bill of Rights be added, and by the fall of 1789 it became clear that the Constitution would be amended. In a second convention, North Carolina ratified the Constitution on November 21, 1789.
Several provisions of the Declaration of Rights proposed by the North Carolina convention in 1788 made their way into the Bill of Rights. These include freedom of speech and religion, the right to a jury trial, and the right to due process of law.
This issue is a great historical record of the work of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few very discrete archival mends at the inside spine, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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