Lesson 14: What Was the Federalist Position in the Debate about Ratification?

Lesson 14: What Was the Federalist Position in the Debate about Ratification?

Federalists supported the ratification of the Constitution and they worked tirelessly towards this goal. With the publication of <i>The Federalist</i>, they argued for the Constitution as a “new science of politics” and addressed concerns of the Anti-Federalists that a republican government could not be sustained over a large and diverse nation. By compromising and agreeing to add a bill of rights to the Constitution, Federalists were able to get the Constitution ratified. This lesson describes the arguments and the strategies that the Federalists used to win support for the Constitution.\n

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Center for Civic Education

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RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone

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