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. Robert yates is the author of mr sandcastle, where are you in the 1787,: for the purpose of forming the constitution of the united states of america by robert yates, john lansing, united federalist and anti-federalist speeches, articles, and letters during the struggle over ratification: january to august 1788 by bernard bailyn. Yates continued to attack the constitution in a series of letters signed brutus and sydney and voted against ratification at the poughkeepsie convention in 1789 yates ran for governor of. Mtel history: ratification of the us constitution chapter exam instructions choose your answers to the questions and click 'next' to see the next set of questions.
Robert yates was part of the organization that formed the constitution of the united states he was a new york representative from 1785 until 1787 serving in the general congress in 1808, robert yates was appointed as master in chancery. Yates and other antifederalists felt that the constitution was dangerous to the rights of americans yates believed that strong central governments were dangerous to the rights of the people. The ratification of the constitution in 1787, the constitution was created to replace the articles of confederation, because it was felt that the articles weren’t sufficient for running the country. Start studying 25 ratifying the constitution learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools search create -objected ratification process robert yates.
The ratification of the constitution on september 17, 1787, a majority of the delegates to the constitutional convention approved the documents over which they had labored since may after a farewell banquet, delegates swiftly returned to their homes to organize support, most for but some against the proposed charter. The requirement of ratification by nine states, set by article seven of the constitution, was met when new hampshire voted to ratify, on june 21, 1788 in new york, fully two thirds of the convention delegates were at first opposed to the constitution. The author is thought by most scholars to have been robert yates, a new york judge, delegate to the federal convention, and political ally of anti-federalist new york governor george clinton all of the essays were addressed to the citizens of the state of new york. The notes of the secret debates of the federal convention of 1787, taken by the late hon robert yates, chief justice of the state of new york, and one of the delegates from that state to the said convention johnson’s resolutions for ratification, and putting the constitution into operation, 306.
New government participation: attended the new york ratifying convention and opposed the ratification of the constitution in 1788 yates wrote against the constitution in letters signed “brutus” yates wrote against the constitution in letters signed “brutus. After the convention, robert yates opposed the ratification of the new york constitution in 1788 he did not take part in any other part of the new government he served on. As delegate to the federal convention, robert yates left in disgust in early july 1787 after new york ratification he declared, “it was now his and every man’s duty” to support the constitution.
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. Robert's rules constitutional design constitutional construction constitutionalism is before you, and you are to decide upon it by men of your own election, chosen specially for this purpose if the constitution, offered to your acceptance, be a wise one, calculated to preserve the invaluable blessings of liberty, to secure the. Arch anti-federalists (patrick henry, luther martin, robert yates and john lansing): reject the constitution keep the articles of confederation as the basis of the federal government, perhaps with some minor changes.
Biography from the national archives: the son of joseph and maria yates, robert yates was born in schenectady, new york, on january 27, 1738 he received a classical education in new york city and later studied law with william livingston yates was admitted to the new york bar in 1760 and thereafter resided in albany. Robert yates (likely) historical background after the constitutional convention adjourned in september of 1787 the ratification process began the proposed constitution would not come into effect until it was ratified by at least nine states yet some delegates at the constitutional convention returned to their states convinced. My name is robert yates and i am a delegate from new york i am writing to tell you that i not only accept the ratification of the constitution, but i also support it we here in new york wish to ratify the constitution because it meets the needs of us, the people. Article from the new york journal dated 15 november 1787, written by ‘brutus’ (robert yates, a new york judge who thought parts of the constitution threatened liberty.