Timeline of the Essential Antifederalists

1787

October 1787

Oct 5, 1787: Centinel I (Pennsylvania)
Oct 8, 1787: Federal Farmer I (Virginia)
Oct 12, 1787: Federal Farmer IV (Virginia)
Oct 18, 1787: Brutus I (New York)
Oct 27, 1787: An Old Whig IV (Pennsylvania)

November 1787

Nov 1, 1787: An Old Whig V (Pennsylvania)
Nov 1, 1787: Brutus II (New York)
Nov 15, 1787: Brutus III (New York)
Nov 22, 1787: Cato V (New York)
Nov 29, 1787: Brutus IV (New York)

December 1787

Dec 13, 1787: Brutus V (New York)
Dec 18, 1787: Agrippa VII (Massachusetts)
Dec 18, 1787: The Dissent of the Minority of the Convention of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)

1788

January 1788

Jan 17, 1788: Brutus IX (New York)
Jan 31, 1788: Brutus XI (New York)

March 1788

Mar 20, 1788: Brutus XV (New York)

Contents

Timelines

View timelines of the 1787-1788 “out-of-doors” debates in newspapers in pamphlets during the ratification of the Constitution.

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.

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