Madison's Opponents and Constitutional Design

  title={Madison's Opponents and Constitutional Design},
  author={David Brian Robertson},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={225 - 243}
  • D. Robertson
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Law
  • American Political Science Review
Understanding what James Madison's opponents sought and won at the U.S. Constitutional Convention revises our understanding of the founders' original intentions for the durable framework that has structured American political development. The Constitution is the by-product of expedient accommodations forced on Madison. Madison sought broad national authority independent of state governments and a swift victory for population-based congressional representation. Delegates from economically… 
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