Week 5

Ratification Begins!

This week we begin examining ratification within the various states. We will begin to think about the types of arguments that each side used to advocate for or against ratification.


What were the Federalists' arguments in favor of the Constitution? What were the antifederalists' arguments against it? What factors do you think contributed to people taking the sides that they did?
Maier, 1-3
Alexander Hamilton’s Conjectures About the New Constitution*
“Centinel I,”Independent Gazetteer (Philadephia), October 5, 1787


Annotations due before class
Federalist 1*
Federalist 51*

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