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Timeline of the Federalist-Antifederalist Debate by State

Pennsylvania

May 1787

May 16, 1787: Z. (Pennsylvania)
May 16, 1787: Philadelphia Freeman’s Journal (Pennsylvania)

August 1787

Aug 6, 1787: A Foreign Spectator I (Pennsylvania)
Aug 10, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part IV (Pennsylvania)
Aug 16, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part VI (Pennsylvania)
Aug 17, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part VII (Pennsylvania)
Aug 24, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part X (Pennsylvania)

September 1787

Sept 4, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part XV (Pennsylvania)
Sept 12, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part XX (Pennsylvania)
Sept 13, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part XXI (Pennsylvania)
Sept 17, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part XXIII (Pennsylvania)
Sept 18, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part XXIV (Pennsylvania)
Sept 21, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part XXV (Pennsylvania)
Sept 26, 1787: An American Citizen I (Pennsylvania)
Sept 27, 1787: A Pennsylvania Farmer (Pennsylvania)
Sept 28, 1787: A Foreign Spectator, Part XXVIII (Pennsylvania)
Sept 28, 1787: An American Citizen II (Pennsylvania)
Sept 28, 1787: An American Citizen III (Pennsylvania)

October 1787

Oct 2, 1787: Foreign Spectator XXIX (Pennsylvania)
Oct 5, 1787: Centinel I (Pennsylvania)
Oct 12, 1787: An Old Whig I (Pennsylvania)
Oct 15, 1787: One of Four Thousand (Pennsylvania)
Oct 17, 1787: A Democratic Federalist (Pennsylvania)
Oct 17, 1787: An Old Whig II (Pennsylvania)
Oct 17, 1787: A Citizen of America by Noah Webster (Pennsylvania)
Oct 20, 1787: An Old Whig III (Pennsylvania)
Oct 21, 1787: An American Citizen IV (Pennsylvania)
Oct 24, 1787: Centinel II (Pennsylvania)
Oct 25, 1787: A Federalist Essay (Pennsylvania)
Oct 27, 1787: An Old Whig IV (Pennsylvania)
Oct 30, 1787: Letter from Gouverneur Morris to George Washington (Pennsylvania)

November 1787

Nov 1, 1787: An Old Whig V (Pennsylvania)
Nov 2, 1787: Foreigner I (Pennsylvania)
Nov 6, 1787: An Officer of the Late Continental Army (Pennsylvania)
Nov 7, 1787: Philadelphiensis I (Pennsylvania)
Nov 8, 1787: Centinel III (Pennsylvania)
Nov 14, 1787: Socius Essay (Pennsylvania)
Nov 24, 1787: An Old Whig VI (Pennsylvania)
Nov 26,1787: A Democratic Federalist (Pennsylvania)
Nov 28, 1787: Philadelphiensis II (Pennsylvania)
Nov 28, 1787: An Old Whig VII (Pennsylvania)
Nov 30, 1787: Centinel IV (Pennsylvania)

December 1787

Dec 5, 1787: Philadelphiensis III (Pennsylvania)
Dec 12, 1787: Philadelphiensis IV (Pennsylvania)
Dec 13, 1787: Alfred (Pennsylvania)
Dec 19, 1787: Anti-Cincinnatus (Pennsylvania)
Dec 19, 1787: Philadelphiensis V (Pennsylvania)
Dec 25, 1787: Centinel VI (Pennsylvania)
Dec 26, 1787: Philadelphiensis VI (Pennsylvania)
Dec 27, 1787: Centinel VII (Pennsylvania)
Dec 29, 1787: Centinel VIII (Pennsylvania)

January 1788

Jan 8, 1788: Centinel IX (Pennsylvania)
Jan 10, 1788: Philadelphiensis VII (Pennsylvania)
Jan 12, 1788: Centinel X (Pennsylvania)
Jan 16, 1788: Centinel XI (Pennsylvania)
Jan 23, 1788: Centinel XII (Pennsylvania)
Jan 23, 1788: A Copy of a Letter from Centinel (Pennsylvania)
Jan 23, 1788: Philadelphiensis VIII (Pennsylvania)
Jan 23, 1788: A Freeman Essay I (Pennsylvania)
Jan 30, 1788: A Freeman Essay II (Pennsylvania)
Jan 30, 1788: Centinel XIII (Pennsylvania)

February 1788

Feb 5, 1788: Centinel XIV (Pennsylvania)
Feb 6, 1788: Old Whig VIII (Pennsylvania)
Feb 6, 1788: Philadelphiensis IX (Pennsylvania)
Feb 6, 1788: A Freeman Essay III (Pennsylvania)
Feb 22, 1788: Centinel XV (Pennsylvania)
Feb 26, 1788: Centinel XVI (Pennsylvania)

March 1788

Mar 8, 1788: Philadelphiensis XI (Pennsylvania)
Mar 24, 1788: Centinel XVII (Pennsylvania)

April 1788

Apr 9, 1788: Centinel XVIII (Pennsylvania)
Apr 9, 1788: Philadelphiensis XII (Pennsylvania)
Apr 10, 1788: Spurious Luther Martin: Address No. 5 (Pennsylvania)
Apr 12, 1788: Fabius I (Pennsylvania)
Apr 15, 1788: Fabius II (Pennsylvania)
Apr 17, 1788: Fabius III (Pennsylvania)
Apr 19, 1788: Fabius IV (Pennsylvania)
Apr 22, 1788: Fabius V (Pennsylvania)
Apr 24, 1788: Fabius VI (Pennsylvania)
Apr 26, 1788: Fabius VII (Pennsylvania)
Apr 29, 1788: Fabius VIII (Pennsylvania)

May 1788

May 1, 1788: Fabius IX (Pennsylvania)

July 1788

July 4, 1788: Oration on the Fourth of July (Pennsylvania)

December 1788

Dec 10, 1788: An American Citizen: Thoughts on the Subject of Amendments, Part II (Pennsylvania)
Dec 24, 1788: An American Citizen: Thoughts on the Subject of Amendments, Part III (Pennsylvania)

New Jersey

November 1787

Nov 3, 1787: A Farmer, of New Jersey: Observations on Government New York (New Jersey)

Georgia

November 1787

Nov 15, 1787: Essay by a Georgian (Georgia)

Connecticut

September 1787

Sept 26, 1787: Letter from Sherman and Ellsworth to the Governor of Connecticut (Connecticut)

October 1787

Oct 17, 1787: Connecticut calls for state convention (Connecticut)

November 1787

Nov 5, 1787: A Landholder Letter I (Connecticut)
Nov 12, 1787: A Landholder Letter II (Connecticut)
Nov 15, 1787: A Countryman I (Connecticut)
Nov 19, 1787: A Landholder III (Connecticut)
Nov 22, 1787: A Countryman II (Connecticut)
Nov 26, 1787: A Landholder Letter IV (Connecticut)
Nov 29, 1787: A Countryman III (Connecticut)

December 1787

Dec 3, 1787: A Landholder Letter V (Connecticut)
Dec 6, 1787: A Countryman IV (Connecticut)
Dec 10, 1787: A Landholder VI (Connecticut)
Dec 17, 1787: A Landholder Letter VII (Connecticut)
Dec 20, 1787: A Countryman V (Connecticut)
Dec 24, 1787: A Landholder Letter VIII (Connecticut)
Dec 31, 1787: A Landholder Letter IX (Connecticut)
Dec 31, 1787: A Freeman Essay to the People of Connecticut (Connecticut)

February 1788

Feb 18, 1788: Elihu Essay (Connecticut)

March 1788

Mar 10, 1788: A Landholder XI (Connecticut)
Mar 17, 1788: A Landholder XII (Connecticut)
Mar 24, 1788: A Landholder Letter XIII (Connecticut)

December 1788

Dec 18, 1788: A Citizen of New Haven by Roger Sherman, Letter I (Connecticut)
Dec 25, 1788: A Citizen of New Haven by Roger Sherman, Letter II (Connecticut)

Massachusetts

August 1787

Aug 9, 1787: Atticus Essay I (Massachusetts)

October 1787

Oct 13, 1787: Convention Essay (Massachusetts)
Oct 18, 1787: Elbridge Gerry’s Objections (Massachusetts)
Oct 18, 1787: Atticus Essay II (Massachusetts)
Oct 22, 1787: John DeWitt I (Massachusetts)
Oct 24, 1787: Monitor Essay (Massachusetts)
Oct 27, 1787: John DeWitt II (Massachusetts)

November 1787

Nov 3, 1788: Elbridge Gerry to the Massachusetts General Court (Massachusetts)
Nov 5, 1787: John DeWitt III (Massachusetts)
Nov 10, 1787: Massachusetts Centinel (Massachusetts)
Nov 17, 1787: An American: The Crisis (Massachusetts)
Nov 22, 1787: Atticus Essay III (Massachusetts)
Nov 23, 1787: Agrippa I (Massachusetts)
Nov 27, 1787: Agrippa II (Massachusetts)
Nov 30, 1787: Agrippa III (Massachusetts)

December 1787

Dec 1787: John DeWitt IV (Massachusetts)
Dec 3, 1787: Agrippa IV (Massachusetts)
Dec 6, 1787: Z. (Massachusetts)
Dec 11, 1787: Agrippa V (Massachusetts)
Dec 14, 1787: Agrippa VI (Massachusetts)
Dec 18, 1787: Agrippa VII (Massachusetts)
Dec 22, 1787: Atticus Essay IV (Massachusetts)
Dec 25, 1787: Agrippa VIII (Massachusetts)
Dec 28, 1787: Samuel Adams and the Constitution (Massachusetts)
Dec 28, 1787: Agrippa IX (Massachusetts)

January 1788

Jan 1, 1788: Agrippa X (Massachusetts)
Jan 7, 1788: Resolutions of the Tradesmen of Boston (Massachusetts)
Jan 8, 1788: Agrippa XI (Massachusetts)
Jan 11, 1788: Common Sense Essay (Massachusetts)
Jan 11, 1788: Agrippa XII Part 1 (Massachusetts)
Jan 15, 1788: Fisher Ames Speech, Massachusetts Convention (Massachusetts)
Jan 14, 1788: Agrippa XII Part 2 (Massachusetts)
Jan 18, 1788: Agrippa XII Part 3 (Massachusetts)
Jan 22, 1788: Agrippa XIII (Massachusetts)
Jan 25, 1788: Agrippa XIV Part 1 (Massachusetts)
Jan 29, 1788: Agrippa XIV Part 2 (Massachusetts)
Jan 29, 1988: Agrippa XV (Massachusetts)

February 1788

Feb 5, 1788: Agrippa XVI (Massachusetts)
Feb 27, 1788: Speech by John Hancock to the Massachusetts General Court (Massachusetts)

April 1788

Apr 18, 1788: Elbridge Gerry Responds to the Maryland “Landholder” X (Massachusetts)

May 1788

May 12, 1788: Philodemos Essay (Massachusetts)

Maryland

November 1787

Nov 29, 1787: Maryland’s Constitutional Convention Delegates Address the State House of Delegates (Maryland)

December 1787

Dec 2, 1787: Daniel Carroll to Benjamin Franklin, Annapolis (Maryland)
Dec 28, 1787: Genuine Information I (Maryland)

January 1788

Jan 1, 1788: Genuine Information II (Maryland)
Jan 4, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information III (Maryland)
Jan 8, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information IV (Maryland)
Jan 11, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information V (Maryland)
Jan 15, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information VI (Maryland)
Jan 18, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information VII (Maryland)
Jan 22, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information VIII (Maryland)
Jan 27, 1788: Luther Martin to Thomas Cockey Deye (Maryland)
Jan 29, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information IX (Maryland)

February 1788

Feb 1, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information X (Maryland)
Feb 8, 1788: Luther Martin: Genuine Information XII (Maryland)
Feb 29, 1788: A Landholder X (Maryland)

March 1788

Mar 7, 1788: Maryland Farmer Essay III (Part 1) (Maryland)
Mar. 7, 1788: Reply to Maryland Landholder X (Maryland)
Mar 18, 1788: Maryland Farmer Essay III (Part 2) (Maryland)
Mar 18, 1788: Luther Martin: Address No. 1 (Maryland)
Mar 21, 1788: Luther Martin: Address No. 2 (Maryland)
Mar 28, 1788: Luther Martin: Address No. 3 (Maryland)
Mar 30, 1788: Luther Martin to the Citizens of the United States (Maryland)

April 1788

Apr 4, 1788: Maryland Farmer Essay VII (Maryland)
Apr 4, 1788: Luther Martin: Address No. 4 (Maryland)

New Hampshire

February 1788

Feb 23, 1788: John Langdon to Rufus King (New Hampshire)
Feb 27, 1788: Massachusetts Centinel (New Hampshire)

Virginia

September 1787

Sept 13, 1787: Objections to the Constitution (Virginia)

October 1787

Oct 1, 1787: Letter from Richard Henry Lee to George Mason (Virginia)
Oct 8, 1787: Federal Farmer I (Virginia)
Oct 9, 1787: Federal Farmer II (Virginia)
Oct 10, 1787: Federal Farmer III (Virginia)
Oct 10, 1787: Randolph Letter, On the Federal Constitution (Virginia)
Oct 12, 1787: Federal Farmer IV (Virginia)
Oct 13, 1787: Federal Farmer V (Virginia)
Oct 24, 1787: James Madison to Thomas Jefferson (Virginia)

November 1787

Nov 8, 1787: Federal Farmer: Letters to the Republican (Virginia)
Nov 21, 1787: George Mason’s Objections (Virginia)
Nov 22, 1787: Brutus on Mason’s Objections (Virginia)
Nov 28, 1787: A Federal Republican: A Review of the Constitution (Virginia)

December 1787

Dec 3, 1787: Tobias Lear to John Langdon, Mount Vernon (Virginia)
Dec 14, 1787: Letter from George Washington to Charles Carter (Virginia)
Dec 25, 1787: Federal Farmer VI (Virginia)
Dec 31, 1787: Federal Farmer VII (Virginia)

January 1788

Jan 4, 1788: Federal Farmer IX (Virginia)
Jan 7, 1788: Federal Farmer X (Virginia)
Jan 11, 1788: Federal Farmer XI (Virginia)
Jan 12, 1788: Federal Farmer XII (Virginia)
Jan 14, 1788: Federal Farmer XIII (Virginia)
Jan 16, 1788: State Soldier Essay I (Virginia)
Jan 17, 1788: Federal Farmer XIV (Virginia)
Jan 18, 1788: Federal Farmer XV (Virginia)
Jan 23, 1788: Federal Farmer XVI (Virginia)
Jan 23, 1788: Federal Farmer XVII (Virginia)
Jan 25, 1788: Federal Farmer XVIII (Virginia)

February 1788

Feb 6, 1788: State Soldier Essay II (Virginia)

March 1788

Mar 12, 1788: State Soldier Essay III (Virginia)
Mar 12, 1788: One of the People Called Quakers (Virginia)
Mar 19, 1788: State Soldier Essay IV (Virginia)

April 1788

Apr 2, 1788: State Soldier Essay V (Virginia)

May 1788

May 2, 1788: Federal Farmer: An Additional Number of Letters to the Republican (Virginia)
May 25, 1788: Observations on the Constitution, James Monroe (Virginia)

June 1788

June 6, 1788: Edmund Randolph Speech (Virginia)
June 10, 1788: Edmund Randolph Speech, Virginia Ratifying Convention (Virginia)

New York

September 1787

Sept 27, 1787: Cato I (New York)
Sept 29, 1787: Curtius No. I (New York)

October 1787

Oct 1, 1787: Caesar I (New York)
Oct 11, 1787: Cato II (New York)
Oct 17, 1787: Caesar II (New York)
Oct 18, 1787: Brutus I (New York)
Oct 25, 1787: A Republican No. 1 (New York)
Oct 25, 1787: Cato III (New York)
Oct 27, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 1 (New York)
Oct 30, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay I (New York)
Oct 31, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 2 (New York)

November 1787

Nov 1, 1787: Brutus II (New York)
Nov 1, 1788: Cincinnatus No. 1 (New York)
Nov 3, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 3 (New York)
Nov 7, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 4 (New York)
Nov 8, 1787: Brutus, Junior (New York)
Nov 8, 1787: Cato IV (New York)
Nov 8, 1787: Cincinnatus No. 2 (New York)
Nov 10, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 5 (New York)
Nov 14, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 6 (New York)
Nov 15, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 7 (New York)
Nov 15, 1787: Brutus III (New York)
Nov 16, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay II (New York)
Nov 20, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 8 (New York)
Nov 21, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 9 (New York)
Nov 22, 1787: Cato V (New York)
Nov 22, 1787: Cincinnatus No. 4 (New York)
Nov 22, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 10 (New York)
Nov 24, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 11 (New York)
Nov 24, 1787 – Dec 24, 1787: Timothy Pickering and the Letters from the Federal Farmer (New York)
Nov 24, 1787: John Jay and the Constitution (New York)
Nov 27, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 12 (New York)
Nov 28, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 13 (New York)
Nov 29, 1787: Brutus IV (New York)
Nov 29, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay III (New York)
Nov 30, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 14 (New York)

December 1787

Dec 1, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 15 (New York)
Dec 1, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay IV (New York)
Dec 4, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 16 (New York)
Dec 5, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 17 (New York)
Dec 6, 1787: Cincinnatus VI (New York)
Dec 7, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 18 (New York)
Dec 8, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 19 (New York)
Dec 11, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 20 (New York)
Dec 12, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 21 (New York)
Dec 12, 1787: Cato Essay (New York)
Dec 13, 1787: Brutus V (New York)
Dec 14, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 22 (New York)
Dec 16, 1787: Cato VI (New York)
Dec 18, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 23 (New York)
Dec 19, 1787: Extract of a Letter from New York, dated December 7 (New York)
Dec 19, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 24 (New York)
Dec 21, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 25 (New York)
Dec 22, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 26 (New York)
Dec 25, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 27 (New York)
Dec 26, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 28 (New York)
Dec 27, 1787: Brutus VI (New York)
Dec 29, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 29 (New York)
Dec 30, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 30 (New York)
Dec 31, 1787: America by Noah Webster (New York)

Month Unknown 1788

1788: A Citizen of New York (New York)

January 1788

Jan 1788: Address by a Plebian (New York)
Jan 1, 1788: Advertisement for the Pamphlet Edition of the Federalist (New York)
Jan 1, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 31 (New York)
Jan 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 32 (New York)
Jan 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 33 (New York)
Jan 3, 1788: Cato VII (New York)
Jan 3, 1788: Federal Farmer VIII (New York)
Jan 3, 1788: Brutus VII (New York)
Jan 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 34 (New York)
Jan 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 35 (New York)
Jan 8, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 36 (New York)
Jan 10, 1788: Brutus VIII (New York)
Jan 11, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 37 (New York)
Jan 11, 1788: Governor George Clinton Speech to the New York Legislature (New York)
Jan 12, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 38 (New York)
Jan 14, 1788: The Report of the New York’s Delegates to the Constitutional Convention (New York)
Jan 16, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 39 (New York)
Jan 17, 1788: Brutus IX (New York)
Jan 18, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 40 (New York)
Jan 19, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 41 (New York)
Jan 22, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 42 (New York)
Jan 23, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 43 (New York)
Jan 24, 1788: Brutus X (New York)
Jan 25, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 44 (New York)
Jan 26, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 45 (New York)
Jan 29, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 46 (New York)
Jan 30, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 47 (New York)
Jan 31, 1788: Brutus XI (New York)

February 1788

Feb 1, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 48 (New York)
Feb 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 49 (New York)
Feb 5, 1788: Sidney Essay No. 1 (New York)
Feb 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 50 (New York)
Feb 6, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 51 (New York)
Feb 7, 1788: Brutus XII (Part 1) (New York)
Feb 8, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 52 (New York)
Feb 9, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 53 (New York)
Feb 12, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 54 (New York)
Feb 13, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 55 (New York)
Feb 14, 1788: Brutus XII (Part 2) (New York)
Feb 16, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 56 (New York)
Feb 19, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 57 (New York)
Feb 20, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 58 (New York)
Feb 21, 1788: Brutus XIII (New York)
Feb 21, 1788: Sidney Essay No. 2 (New York)
Feb 22, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 59 (New York)
Feb 23, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 60 (New York)
Feb 25-27, 1788: Remarks on the New Plan of Government, Hugh Williamson (New York)
Feb 26, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 61 (New York)
Feb 27, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 62 (New York)
Feb 28, 1788: Brutus XIV (Part 1) (New York)

March 1788

Mar 1, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 63 (New York)
Mar 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 64 (New York)
Mar 6, 1788: Brutus XIV (Part 2) (New York)
Mar 7, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 65 (New York)
Mar 8, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 66 (New York)
Mar 11, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 67 (New York)
Mar 12, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 68 (New York)
Mar 14, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 69 (New York)
Mar 15, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 70 (New York)
Mar 18, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 71 (New York)
Mar 19, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 72 (New York)
Mar 20, 1788: Brutus XV (New York)
Mar 21, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 73 (New York)
Mar 25, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 74 (New York)
Mar 26, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 75 (New York)

April 1788

Apr 1, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 76 (New York)
Apr 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 77 (New York)
Apr 10, 1788: Brutus XVI (New York)
Apr 17, 1788: A Plebeian: An Address to the People of New York (New York)

May 1788

May 28, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 78 (New York)

June 1788

June 18, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 79 (New York)
June 21, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 80 (New York)
June 24, 1788: John Lansing, New York Ratifying Convention (New York)
June 25, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 81 (New York)

July 1788

July 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 82 (New York)
July 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 83 (New York)
July 16, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 84 (New York)

August 1788

Aug 13, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 85 (New York)

Rhode Island

October 1787

Oct 6, 1787: Crito (Rhode Island)

Confederation Congress

September 1787

Sept 28, 1787: Call for state ratifying conventions by Confederation Congress (Confederation Congress)

Constitutional Convention

September 1787

Sept 17, 1787: Benjamin Franklin Speech, Federal Convention (Constitutional Convention)

Contents

Timelines

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Biographies

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The Federalists

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The Antifederalists

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

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