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6: Instructor-Graded Assignment Nick Milazzo (NAM 744) Using the commentary on Federalist nos. 23, 70, 78, and 84 as a model, compose an analytical outline of Federalist #85. Focus on explaining Hamilton’s arguments for postponing attempts to improve the Constitution until after the document has been ratified. Hamilton praises the Constitution for allowing itself to be amended and for making the amendment process rather difficult. Hamilton mentions that, once adopted, the Constitution can be amended. Hamilton reminds the readers that while the ratification of the constitution requires consent from every state in the Union, future amendments would only necessitate the consent of three-fourths of the states However, Hamilton believes, "There can be no comparison between the facility of affecting an amendment, and that of establishing in the first instance a complete Constitution." To Hamilton, once the basic constitution is ratified, requiring unanimous amendment ratification is unnecessary, as the three-fourths majority will is
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