Ratifying conventions and why were they chosen as the means for state to approve or reject the Constitution?



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Unit 1: Part VII – Federalists and Anti-Federalists


  1. What are ratifying conventions and why were they chosen as the means for state to approve or reject the Constitution?

    1. Ratifying Conventions - _____________________________________________________________________________________

    2. Why chosen? _____________________________________________________________________________________

  2. Who were the federalists and the anti-federalists?

    1. Federalists __________________________________________________

      1. Individuals ____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

    2. Anti-federalists ______________________________________________

      1. Individuals ____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

  3. What were the federalist papers and who were the principle authors?

    1. Federalist papers ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

    2. Authors _____________________________________________________

  4. What did the Anti-federalists demand must be added to the Constitution before they would agree to ratify it? __________________________________________

  5. What did the Anti-federalists want to ensure would be continue to exist under the Constitution? ______________________________________________________

  6. When was the Constitution finally ratified? ______________________________

  7. The Structure of the US Constitution

    1. What does the Preamble to the Constitution do? ___________________________________________________________

    2. What are the goals stated in the Preamble?

Goal

Translation

“To form a more perfect union”




“establish justice”



“ensure domestic tranquility”



“provide for the common defense”



“promote the general welfare”



“secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”







  • What do each of the Articles of the Constitution establish?



      • Article I - _____________________________

      • Article II - ____________________________

      • Article III - ___________________________

      • Article IV - ___________________________

      • Article V - ____________________________

      • Article VI - ____________________________

      • Article VII - ____________________________



  1. What does the Supremacy Clause of Article VI declare? __________________________________________________________________

  2. What is meant by the “full faith and credit clause” of Article IV? __________________________________________________________________

  • Define extradite: __________________________________________


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