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Ratification and the Bill of Rights Federalist and Antifederlist. Supported the constitution Thought Articles of Confederation left too much power with the individual states Too much dispute among the states, would make it hard for the government to function

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federalist

Supported the constitution

Thought Articles of Confederation left too much power with the individual states

Too much dispute among the states, would make it hard for the government to function

Believed the constitution gave natl. government the authority to function effectively

Federalist
federalist papers

Written by: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.

Series of essays that explained and defended the constitution

Federalist Papers
antifederlist

They felt the Constitution gave the national government too much power and left the states too weak.

Felt that the President had too much power.

Felt that there needed to be a Bill of Rights

They were led by Patrick Henry

Antifederlist
ratification

1st state to ratify: Delaware; Dec. 7, 1787

First big battleground state was Massachusetts.

Mass. finally ended up ratifying after Sam Adams and John Hancock gave their support .

New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify.

Last Holdouts

Virginia and New York

Rhode Island: the last state to ratify

Ratification
bill of rights

Written by: James Madison

  • The first 10 amendments form Bill of Rights
  • He said that people already have the rights listed in the amendments. The Bill of rights simple prevent the government from taking these rights away.
  • Intended to prevent abuse Americans had suffered under English rule
Bill of Rights