Ratifying The Constitution Dbq Analysis

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December 7, 1787, by a unanimous vote, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America. However, not every state was as eager to approve the Constitution; in fact, there were many conflicts leading to hesitation. The major conflicts were disagreements between federalists and anti federalists, state representation, and slavery. To overview, the federalists were those in favor of the Constitution and the anti federalists opposed the constitution. Some of the most noteworthy anti federalists included Samuel Adams, George Mason, James Monroe, and Patrick Henry. The anti federalists were mainly apprehensive about the Constitution, because they favored strong state governments and felt that the Constitution

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