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While the essays found in the Federalist Papers provide an intellectual argument in favor of the Constitution, it was at the conventions where its supporters had to confront the specific concerns of skeptics and opponents. Of all them all, the Virginia Ratifying Convention – held June 2-27, 1788 – may offer the best insight into what kind of government the Constitution created.
Gaining a complete grasp on the 14th Amendment is one of the more mind-boggling and complicated aspects of constitutional interpretation. It is also one of the most important, and anybody embarking on a thorough study of history will likely formulate contempt toward the impulses of modern judicial orthodoxy.
As Thomas Jefferson and James Madison strategized on how to address the Alien and Sedition Acts, they corresponded by mail, discussing their ideas. Ten key letters give further insight into their strategy. Their correspondence reveals that the resolutions were merely intended to serve as a starting point, setting the stage for additional, more aggressive steps to stop the federal overreach.
James Madison composed a document commonly known as the Virginia Report of 1800. While it was specifically written as a defense of the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, a close reading of the report provides a detailed analysis and keen insights into several of these key constitutional issues. Madison effectively obliterated arguments apologists for federal power were using to justify ignoring the First Amendment, separation of powers, and other constitutional provisions meant to limit federal authority.