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Reminiscing About Ratification

Reminiscing About Ratification

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Perhaps the greatest, and potentially fatal, error committed by the Framers of the US Constitution was the assumption that everyone, every citizen, would (a) value the Constitution and its principles as highly as they, the Founders and Framers, did; (b) that those same citizens would consequently possess at least a rough, working knowledge of the Document; and that (c) the most fundamental principles of the American Constitution would be taught from generation to generation throughout the life of the American Republic. This confidence was reflected in Chief Justice John Marshall’s famous exposition of implied powers in the 1819 decision of McCulloch v. Maryland: Chief Justice John Marshall A Constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great p