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What did federalist promise to ratify the Constitution?
To ensure adoption of the Constitution, the Federalists, such as James Madison, promised to add amendments specifically protecting individual liberties. These amendments, including the First Amendment, became the Bill of Rights.
What promise was made to states in order to get them to ratify the Constitution?
a bill of rights
The promise that a bill of rights would be drafted for the Constitution persuaded delegates in many states to support ratification.
What two promises by the federalists gained Massachusetts approval of the Constitution?
They wanted more power to the Federal government so they could be more a country. What two promises did Federalists make to win the support of those who initially opposed the Constitution? The bill of rights and an amendment guaranteeing the states’ powers.
What did the Federalists agree to in order to see the ratification of the Constitution?
The proposed constitution created a central Government with too much power? What did Federalist agree in order to gain support for the new Constitution? The Federalists agreed to add amendments to protecting basic rights. in support of a new constitution.
What was a major concern for the group known as the Federalists?
For Federalists, the Constitution was required in order to safeguard the liberty and independence that the American Revolution had created. While the Federalists definitely had developed a new political philosophy, they saw their most import role as defending the social gains of the Revolution.
What did the Federalists agree to in order?
To ensure adoption of the Constitution, the Federalists, such as James Madison, promised to add amendments specifically protecting individual liberties. These amendments, including the First Amendment, became the Bill of Rights. James Madison later became a Democratic-Republican and opposed many Federalist policies.
What was the danger of only needing 9 states to ratify the Constitution?
New Hampshire became the ninth state to approve the Constitution in June, but the key States of Virginia and New York were locked in bitter debates. Their failure to ratify would reduce the new union by two large, populated, wealthy states, and would geographically splinter it.