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Unformatted text preview: V. The Clash of Federalists and Antifederalists • The American people were shocked at this new constitution because they wanted a revised Articles of the Confederation • Federalists wanted a stronger central government • Antifederalists pointed out many things that could be considered antidemocratic VI. The Great Debate in the States • Four states quickly ratified the constitution • Some states joined based on the fact that a bill of rights was to be added later VII. The Four Laggard States • Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island • All these states finally ratified it because of much pressure and fear of a spilt in the union VIII. A Conservative Triumph • The transition was peaceful • Only about a fourth of the population was able to vote for the delegates • Both Federalists and Antifederalists cheered at this new constitution as a great step toward democracy...
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- Fall '08
- new constitution, Dan Herber Period, Confederation · Federalists