What was really at stake in the debate between the federalists and anti-federalists? Did the federalists win primarily because of their superior political skills or because they had a clearer view of the meaning of the A revolution and the future of the United States
During the period from the drafting and proposal of the federal Constitution in September, 1787, to its ratification in 1789 there was an intense debate on ratification. The principal arguments in favor of it were stated in the series written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay called the Federalist Papers, although they were not as widely read as numerous independent local speeches and articles. The entire purpose of The Federalist main purpose was to gain popular support for the then-proposed Constitution.
During the debate over ...