The Debate And Ratification Of The Constitution

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The Debate and Ratification of the Constitution The Constitution of the United States of America was ratified in 1789. It begins with, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The constitution was to serve basic rights to citizens, such as establishing fairness between each and every individual, insure that all men are treated equally, and insure that the Federal Government, along with the executive branch, maintains the law and peace inside the country. This means that it tries to prevent altercations and rebellion inside and outside of the country. It was ratified in Philadelphia on September 17.1787 by delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Although the Constitution was created to form a better union and make citizens feel protected and equalized, it brought a lot of attention to itself. The debate over the ratification of the Constitution split Americans into factions: The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. Federalists were the ones who supported The Constitution; on the other hand, Anti-Federalists were not for The Constitution. The Bill of Rights was one of the major issues being debated (Document 5-6). Anti-Federalists were against The Constitution because, according to
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