Author: Jason Yonce

Jason Yonce is a 2018 graduate from Pittsburg State University where he completed his thesis work under the direction of Dr. Chris Childers. His interests include the later careers of the constitutional framers, constitutional history, and post-Reconstruction southern politicians. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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The Annapolis Convention of 1786: A Call for a Stronger National Government

Speaking at South Carolina’s ratification convention in 1788, Charles Pinckney derided the Articles of Confederation as a “miserable, feeble mockery of government.” Pinckney was a young but significant figure at the Constitutional Convention along with his cousin Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. While coastal South Carolinians, rooted in Charleston, were likely to prevail in support of the […]

by Jason Yonce