By: Nick Barnes


  • They wanted to ratify a new constitution.
  • They favored a powerful federal government.
  • Believed that there was no bill of rights needed.
  • The Federalist papers were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, And John Jay, supporting the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.


  • They Opposed ratifying the new constitution
  • They wanted a weak federal government, and a strong state government.
  • They wanted a bill of rights in the constitution.
  • They opposed it because they were afraid that the government would be just like the old government with Britain.

Ratification of the contstitution

  • The federalists promised to add a bill of rights to the constitution.
  • The passing/ratification succeeded.
  • James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton wrote it.
  • They wanted to make everyone happy.
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