Arguments made during the 1787-1788 debate.
Evaluate the arguments made during the 1787-1788 debates over
ratifying the Constitution. Read at least one essay from the
Federalist Papers in favor of the Constitution, and one of the Anti-
Federalist Papers opposing it. It is your choice which essays to read.
The Federalist Papers are online at:
to an external site.)
The Anti-Federalist Papers are online at:
http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/anti-federalist-papers (Links to an
After completing these readings, in your discussion board post compare
and contrast the arguments made by both sides using specific examples
from the readings to support your ideas.
1) What do they agree and disagree about, both in terms of underlying
philosophies of government, and in terms of the specific challenges
and dangers facing the young nation?
2) Which arguments do you find most convincing, and why?
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