This new Constitution provides for increased federal authority while still ... and
fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. ... At the
1787 convention, delegates devised a plan for a stronger federal .... I doubt too
whether any other Convention we can obtain may be able to make a better
The new constitution would need to secure the rights promised in the .... vote in
five of the 13 original states, and woment could vote for a while in New Jersey. ...
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, .....
shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I
However, we will use it now to make our story easier to understand. ... rights of
American citizens, and wrong-doing by foreign citizens in the United States. ...
The New Jersey Plan talked about a federal government. ... Our story of the
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