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Celebrate Constitution Week!
The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The procedure established by the Constitution required that three-fourths of the states ratify the Constitution for it to be implemented. While this process was taking place, two opposing ideologies arose – those in favor of ratifying the Constitution as it was written, who called themselves the Federalists, and those who opposed the document and advocated for changes to it, the Anti-Federalists. Each camp wrote a series of essays to advance their arguments, and these are collected in the Federalist Papers – compiled by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay – and the Anti-Federalist Papers, which were written by various authors including Elbridge Gerry, Patrick Henry and George Mason. The Constitution was ratified by the required ninth state – New Hampshire – on June 21, 1788, thereby officially effecting the new government.
Check out one of these Constitution reads to celebrate Constitution Week and this momentous achievement in U.S. history.