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Anti-Federalists Delegates of the Constitutional Convention voted on the Constitution in 1787 However, for it to be official it had to be ratified, or approved by at least 9 of the 13 states Only those states that ratified the Constitution, would be part of the new nation.
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 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-federalists feared the “necessary and proper” clause Anti-Federalist argued that a Bill of Rights needed to be included in the Constitution
Federalists Papers Written by pro-Constitutionalists: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay Essays written in newspapers to support the ratification of the Constitution New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify the Constitution in June 1788 making the Constitution official