addition to a document
Bill of Rights
a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
a system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
supporters of the constitution
The Federalist papers
a series of essays written in support of the Constitution to build support for its ratification
People who opposed the constitution
A system in which more than one half of a group holds the power to make decisions binding the entire group.
Britains chief lawmaking body 18th century movement that emphasized the use of reason and the scientific method to obtain knowledge.
Battle for Ratification
In every state there were heated debates between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists over ratification of the Constitution. 1787 Delaware New Jersey, Pennsylvania, January 1788 Georgia Connecticut Feburary 1788 Mass virginia and the largest new york. Rhode Island 1790 finally ratified.
Mississippi didnt ratify until 1995