Ratifying the Constitution. Chapter 3 Section 3. Do Now. What is the purpose of government? Consider why governments are put in place and what society would be like without a government. Introduction.
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Real issued was if central or state governments would have more power.
Prominent Anti-Federalists included John Hancock, Patrick Henry, of Virginia, and George Clinton, gov. of New York, (Edmund Randolph and George Mason believed constitution should include a bill of rights)
Sam Adams believe it impinged on the rights of the states
Many were western farmers living far from coast, self sufficient, and believed it may foreclose their farms