Yates continued to attack the constitution in a series of letters signed brutus and sydney and voted against ratification at the poughkeepsie convention back to the top north carolina. Written by james madison, federalist no 10 defended the republican form of government proposed by the new constitution it is believed that madison was responding to an article written in another new york newspaper by brutus, a pseudonym used by a new york opponent of the constitution named robert yates. Robert yates, a new york anti-federalist who had served as a delegate to the federal convention, argued against ratification he opposed the indian commerce clause in particular, so if there had been any reasonable interpretation of that provision that included plenary authority over indian affairs, he certainly would have pointed it out.
Ratification would be difficult even if nine states only were necessary to begin a union several delegates had left in opposition during the debates these included new york delegates robert yates and john lansing who would oppose alexander hamilton in new york over ratification. Anti-federalist papers - kindle edition by geroge clinton, robert yates, samuel bryan download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading anti-federalist papers. The collection of the historical society covers all of our legal history robert yates (1777-1798) of the constitution: ratification by.
Interpreting an excerpt of brutus no 1, the most well-known of what will be eventually called the anti-federalist papers, which argued against the ratification of the constitution of 1787. Robert lee yates, jr was an ex-military helicopter pilot living in spokane, wa near the idaho border yates was married and had 4 children, a house and a perfect looking life. Henry led opposition in virginia to ratification of the constitution and later worked to include the bill of rights in the constitution john jay robert yates. Those who supported the ratification of the constitution—the federalists—had their publius, like new york's alexander hamilton and those who didn't support the ratification of the constitution—the anti-federalists—had their brutus, like fellow new yorker robert yates.
Robert yates (27 january 1738 - 9 september 1801) yates was born in schenecectady, new york, to a prosperous but middling family that could trace its roots in the albany region back several generations. The united states constitution (c) describing the conflict over ratification, robert yates discusses the necessity of the bill of rights to ensure liberties for. Vol 1 of an influential early 19th century edition of key documents about the ratification of the us constitution by the states robert yates's minutes of the.
Celebration of the adoption of the constitution robert yates john lansing jr to celebrate the ratification of the constitution of the united states by the. He was a delegate to the new york ratification convention in june 1788, but was unable to prevent the constitution from being approved both he and robert yates. Yet for reasons that will become apparent, the less famous robert yates of pennsylvania and samuel bryan of new york also deserve a place on this list of important anti-federalists bryan attacked the constitution's checks and balances, saying these would not protect liberty but only serve to obfuscate federal corruption.
Robert opposed the ratification of the constitution he opposed concessions to federal congress although he did not sign the constitution, robert yates is still. Not all americans liked the new us constitution offered to them in 1787 some, particularly the anti-federalists, downright hated it the anti-federalists were a group of americans who objected to the creation of a stronger us federal government and opposed final ratification of the us. By 1777 yates was a member of the new york supreme court and presided over the court as chief justice throughout the 1790s a determined opponent of the constitution, yates left the philadelphia convention in protest. The pennsylvania state legislature was in session when the new constitution was proposed, so the ratification campaign proceeded immediately, and a large public meeting held october 6, 1787, in the state house (independence hall) yard to nominate delegates to the next pennsylvania legislature became a forum for debate on ratification, the.