Edmund Randolph and Virginia Constitutionalism

  title={Edmund Randolph and Virginia Constitutionalism},
  author={K. R. Constantine Gutzman},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  pages={469 - 498}
  • K. Gutzman
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • History
  • The Review of Politics
Scholars have long been under the impression that the doctrines enunciated in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799 and the Virginia Report of 1800 originated with the authors of those documents, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Yet this article demonstrates that it was not either of those two future presidents who concocted what Andrew Jackson would dub “the Virginia Doctrine.” That distinction belongs to Governor Edmund Randolph, a non-signer of the Constitution at the… 

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