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  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 10th 1787

    09/10/2011 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Amendments. Conventions. Three Fourths Override. Congressional Approval. Edmund Randolph Speech. Constitutional Deficiencies. In Convention. Mr. GERRY moved to reconsider Art XIX. viz. "On the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the States in the Union, for an amendment of this Constitution, the Legislature of the U. S. shall call a Convention for that purpose." [see Aug. 6.] [FN2] This Constitution he said is to be paramount to the State Constitutions. It follows, hence, from this article that two thirds of the States may obtain a Convention, a majority of which can bind the Union to innovations that may...