Constitution Ratification. 4 reasons why the Federalists won. They pointed out many of the problems with the Articles of Confederation to the public. Federalists united behind the constitution, the Anti-Federalists had no particular plan.
1. Defining Constitutional Terms
a. Ratify – to give final approval
b. Censure – to express disapproval
c. Dissent – to disagree or withhold approval
d. Successor – person or thing that replaces another
Because they went beyond their instructions to revise the Articles of Confederation.
Toguarantee the rights of citizens
Federalists- supported the constitution and a strong national government
Antifederalists- were opposed to the constitution because they felt it gave to much power to the central government
Because they were the two of the largest states in the country so without their support the Constitution would have not been successful
They approved a series of 12 amendments the first 10 of which were ratified as the Bill of Rights in 1791.
4. Why did the promise of a bill of rights convince many delegates at the state ratifying conventions to vote in favor of the constitution?
Issues to think about: Guaranty of basic human rights, limits governmental power, prevents treatment as Pre-Revolutionary War governments, always changing