TITLE

Foreign Affairs and the Ratification of the Constitution in Virginia

AUTHOR(S)
SMITH, ROBERT W.
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Virginia Magazine of History & Biography;2014, Vol. 122 Issue 1, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issue of the conduct of foreign policy by individual U.S. states in the debate concerning the ratification of the U.S. Constitution by Virginia during the late 18th century. The article examines the significance of Virginia's size and population in its foreign policy interests, the positions of antifederalist Virginians such as George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Richard Henry Lee, and the issue of navigation along the Mississippi River. It also examines federalist arguments for ratification of the Constitution led by Virginian James Madison.
ACCESSION #
94997140

 

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