Author Topic: The Anti-Federalist Papers  (Read 6758 times)

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Offline Jim Nunziato

The Anti-Federalist Papers
« on: February 10, 2014, 08:20:08 PM »
The convention which created the Constitution had no authority to impose it on the American people. The ratification, or adoption, of the Constitution took place between September of 1787 and July of 1788, and had to be accepted by at least nine of the thirteen states. Not everyone was in favor of it.

The Anti-Federalist Papers were published essays "To the people of New York" by several authors who wrote under various pen names, and were against a large Federal Government. They were not as organized as the Federalist Papers.  Their essays were in response to, and presented opposing arguments to essays in the Federalist papers. They presented reasons why the Constitution should not be ratified. 

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."  Thomas Jefferson

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