Chapter 5.2 ratification

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Chapter 5.2 ratification

  1. 1. Bellringer 9/18 Write the following question and the CORRECT answer into your notebook on your bellringer page: The Constitution was signed by 39 delegates (who are referred to as the framers of the constitution), including Benjamin Franklin, James Madison on a. October 15, 1798 c. September 17, 2012 b. September 17, 1787 d. November 4, 1787
  2. 2. Federalist vs.Antifederalist Chapter 5.2 
  3. 3. The Constitution 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. …. The fight begins
  4. 4. Federalists Supported the Constitution and wanted a strong national government  Reasons for support  Protect the States  Maintain Order  Regulate Trade  Protect citizen’s rights
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Patrick Henry’s View Revolutionary War Hero “Mr. Chairman, the necessity for a bill of rights appears to me to be greater in this government that every it was in any government before…All rights not expressly reserved to the people are relinquished [given up] to rulers” Judging from this quote, was Patrick Henry a Federalist or an Anti- federalist?
  7. 7. Federalist Papers Written by pro-Constitutionalists: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay Essays written in newspapers to support the ratification of the Constitution
  8. 8. Ratification New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify the Constitution in June 1788 making the Constitution official

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