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A. no other than a strictly republican form of government reconcilable with the genius of the People of America, No. XXXVIII. 258
a. what are the distinctive characters of the republican form, considered, 258
a. the example of Holland referred to, 258
b. the example of Venice referred to, 258
c. the example of Poland referred to, 258
d the example of England referred to, 259
e. the general subject discussed, 259
B. the proposed Constitution conforms to the standard here fixed, 260
a. in the tenure of its offices, 260
b. in its absolute prohibition of titles of nobility, 261
c. objection, that it has not preserved the Fœderal form, but provides for a National government, considered, 261
a. what is the real character of the proposed government, 261
A. it will be founded on the assent and ratification of the People of the several States, as such, 262
B. the sources from which its ordinary powers will be drawn, 263
a. the House of Representatives, from the People of America, 263
b. the Senate, from the States, as such, 263
c. the Executive, 263
i. immediately from the States in their political characters, 263
ii. eventually by the House of Representatives, as representatives of the States, as distinct and coequal bodies politic, 263
C. the operation of its ordinary powers, 263
D. the extent of its ordinary powers, 264
E. the authority by which amendments are to be made, 265
F. the subject generally discussed, 266
b. was the Convention authorized to frame and propose a mixed system, XXXIX. 266
A. the commissions of its members examined, 266
B. the recommendatory acts considered, 266
C. the authority of the Convention deduced therefrom, 267
a. "to establish, in these States, a firm National government," 267
b. that government to be "adequate to the exigencies of government, and the preservation of the Union," 267
c. these purposes were "to be effected by alterations and provisions in the Articles of Confederation," 268
d. these alterations were to be reported to the Congress and to the States, for approval and ratification, 268