evaluate the arguments made during the 1787-1788 debates over ratifying the Constitution. Read at least one essay from the Federalist Papers in favor of the Constitution, and one of the Anti-Federalist Papers opposing it. It is your choice which essays to read.
The Federalist Papers are online at:
http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/fedindex.htm (Links to an external site.)
The Anti-Federalist Papers are online at:
http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/anti-federalist-papers (Links to an external site.)
After completing these readings, in your discussion board post compare and contrast the arguments made by both sides using specific examples from the readings to support your ideas.
1) What do they agree and disagree about, both in terms of underlying philosophies of government, and in terms of the specific challenges and dangers facing the young nation?
2) Which arguments do you find most convincing, and why?
In your responses to your classmates, please discuss whether you agree or disagree with their assessment of whether the Federalists or Anti-Federalists made the most convincing argument, and using examples from the papers you chose to read, give specific examples as to why you believe one group made a stronger argument than the other.