October 2nd: Bill of Rights Ratification
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October 2nd: Bill of Rights Ratification

On Oct. 2, 1789, twelve articles went to the states for ratification. A contentious debate raged between the Federalists, who opposed the articles, and the Anti-Federalists who supported them. Ten of the articles were ratified by the necessary three-fourths of states by December of that year. These ten became what we now call the Bill […]

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The Federalists versus the Anti-Federalists
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The Federalists versus the Anti-Federalists

In September of 1787 the Constitution was complete and ready for ratification; almost, gratification means to make something official by signing it, or voting for it and to ratify the Constitution and make it the Supreme Law of the Land, nine of the thirteen states had to approve of it, in the end; it took […]

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