Chapter 5.2 Ratification

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Chapter 5.2

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Federalist vs. Antifederalist: 

Federalist vs. Antifederalist Chapter 5.2

The Constitution: 

The Constitution Delegates of the Constitutional Convention voted on the Constitution in 1787 However, for it to be official it had to be ratified by at least 9 of the 13 states …. The fight begins

Federalists: 

Federalists Supported the Constitution and wanted a strong national government Reasons for support Protect the States Maintain Order Regulate Trade Protect citizen’s rights

Anti-Federalists: 

Anti-Federalists Opposed the Constitution and wanted a WEAK National government and STRONG state governments Reasons: Politicians could be closer to the people they represent Protect people’s liberties Limit the abuse of power Anti-Federalist argued that a Bill of Rights needed to be included in the Constitution

Federalist Papers: 

Federalist Papers Essays written in newspapers to support the ratification of the Constitution

Ratification: 

Ratification Hew Hampshire was the 9 th state to ratify the Constitution in June 1788 making the Constitution official