March 13, 2021

From Confederation to Constitution

From Confederation to Constitution

We have spent a lot of time going over the run up to the constitution and what exactly took place to make the document a whole. And while the gentlemen present at the Constitutional Convention were proud of their achievement, they still had to get the people to agree.

And so the real battle began! Listen this week as I talk about the various ratifying conventions and how two opposing sides each made their case to the people.

Sources Used:

Observing Constitution Day. National Archives. (LINK)

The Quartet by Joseph Ellison

The Ratification Process: State by State. U.S. History. (LINK)

United States Constitution Ratified. Editors, November 24, 2009.  (LINK)

The Six Stages of Ratification. Teaching American History. (LINK)

The Federalist Papers. Editors, November 9, 2009. (LINK)

Fifteen Curious Facts about the Federalist Papers by Dan T. Coenen. Digital Commons at the University of Georgia, School of Law. April 1, 2007. (LINK)

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