Essay on The Influences On The Ratification Of The Constitution

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The Influences in the Ratification of the Constitution
By the author of the third antifederalist paper it was written, “all human authority, however organized, must have confined limits, or insolence and oppression will prove the offspring of its grandeur, and the difficulty or rather impossibility of escape prevents resistance (Anti-Federalist Paper #3).” By the end of the Revolutionary War, the colonists began to recognize the government established under the Articles of Confederation was insufficient, America needed a new government. One that was strong enough to control a vast geographic region, but not strong enough to morph into a tyranny. This was the birth of the constitution, proposed by the Federalists, which was to be a foundation for the future United States of America, a foundation that would one day be the “supreme law of the land” that offered liberties only provided in the United States. After the creation of the constitution, in order for it to supersede the current regime, it needed to be ratified by at least nine states, this lead to the Anti-Federalist papers advocating against the constitution and Federalist papers promoting the constitution. During the ratification of the constitution the Anti-Federalist papers were the most fundamental, they addressed the issue of corruption that may arise with a strong central government, the assurance of individual liberties, but the claim can be made that the Federalists were coordinated while advocating for the…

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