Advantages Of Ratifying The Constitution

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There are always two sides of an argument, in this case for ratifying the constitution there were the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist. Federalist wanted to ratify the constitution because a powerful government would help many individuals under it, “The constitution would find its supporters among the farmers and workingmen of the nation, of course. Urban artisans and small shopkeepers saw the advantages of a government powerful enough to increase commerce and trade. And backcountry subsistence farmers facing hostile Indians and their Spanish allies on state borders saw the virtue in a government strong enough to repel frontier enemies or negotiate favorable international treaties”(pg 173). Furthermore, the only people that opposed it were the wealthy and educated which were the very few in the nation, they even wanted a new constitution but not the one being…show more content…
After these articles and essays, states like New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire were influenced to vote for ratification even though there was a strong number in Anti-Federalist. It was even seen in votes, Delaware anonymous (ratified), Pennsylvania 46-23 (ratified), New Jersey 39-0 (ratified), Georgia 26-0 (ratified) , Connecticut 128-40(ratified), Massachusetts anonymous (ratified), Maryland anonymous (ratified), South Carolina 149-73 (ratified), New Hampshire 57-47 (ratified), Virginia 89-79 (ratified), New York 30-27 (ratified), North Carolina anonymous (not ratified), and Rhode Island anonymous (not ratified). Even though North Carolina and Rhode Island did not ratify , they later joined, North Carolina at November 1789, and Rhode Island at March 1790. Thus, Hamilton being cautiously optimistic made him work to even influence his own state to ratify the constitution, write two-third of the 85 papers, he was able to influence the whole nation to
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