The ratification process on the proposed government became in large part a referendum on Washington.
This was a treaty, and ratification of a treaty, then as now, required a constitutionally mandated 67 votes.
After ratification, the Japanese government will have to take steps to ensure that the treaty is actually upheld.
That was 30 years before the Declaration of Independence, 45 years before the ratification of the Second Amendment.
The book then races through the Constitutional Convention and the ratification.
A ratification, once it is given, dates back to the original transaction and is irrevocable.
The place of the ratification is still called Comitium, from "coire," to meet.
There can be no such thing as ratifying in part, or with a condition annexed to it and the ratification to be binding.
Only compulsion upon the Southern States procured its ratification.
The convention of New Jersey was in session at the time of the ratification by Pennsylvania.