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The United States Constitution has been a battleground between loose and strict constructionism since it was first ratified by the original thirteen colonies. To this day, the debate has continued to rage on across political groups. The question that remains to be answered is which method of interpretation did the Founding Fathers subscribe and intend to be utilized for the following generations. This essay seeks to partially answer that question by analyzing the view of one particular Founder: James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution.”
"James Madison and Strict Constructionism,"
Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy: Vol. 2:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/jspp/vol2/iss2/3