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Introduction

Learn about the “Out of Doors” debate that took place across the states between those who supported the Constitution, and those who did not.

Chronology

View the sequence of events and documents of the 1787-1788 “out-of-doors” debates in newspapers in pamphlets during the ratification of the

Biographies

Learn about the key figures in the Federalist and Antifederalist debate over the proposed Constitution.

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The Federalists

Read Gordon Lloyd’s introduction to the Federalists who supported the Constitution as well as his essential Federalists.

The Antifederalists

Read Gordon Lloyd’s introduction to the Antifederalists who opposed the Constitution as well as his essential Antifederalists.

The Issues

Read perspectives from both sides of the debate on key issues related to government’s role, structure, and powers

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