The Antifederalists' Role in the Constitutional Debates of 1787-1788
Collins, John J.
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Explaining the plans and ideas brought to Philadelphia in 1787 as well as answers and results of the major conflicts that delegates there were met with, will be the topic of section I. The second section touches on the political environment of the time period, followed by a discussion of the actual Antifederalist reactions to the Constitution. Section four presents six selections of authors and speakers who were involved in the Antifederalist movement both at the Constitutional Convention and in the individual state ratification conventions. A short summary of conclusions will follow. The Antifederalists have been classified as the losers in this great debate, and as such, their positions have largely been eliminated from history. It is hoped that this paper will uncover some of the ideas which have been buried through the ages.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.