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Stewart, John (1759-1823?) [Resolutions in the Virginia House of Delegates recommending additional Amendments to Constitution][copy]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03764 Author/Creator: Stewart, John (1759-1823?) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Printed document signed Date: 12 December 1795 Pagination: 1 p. ; 38 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Instructs Virginia senators and representatives in the U.S. Congress to "unite their utmost exertions" to obtain the following constitutional amendments included: 1. treaties that become law must be ratified by the House; 2. impeachments be conducted by a tribunal other than the Senate; 3. changing Senate terms to three years with one third of the Senate changing each year; 4. excluding judges from holding other offices. Stewart was the clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates. Co-signed by R. Brooke for the state Senate.

Background Information: Stewart was the clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates.

People: Stewart, John, 1759-1823

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsUS ConstitutionCongressLawTreatyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyUS Constitutional AmendmentImpeachmentJudiciary

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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