A Federal Constitution and Not a National Constitution

James Madison

“Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 39, January 1788

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