Ratification and the Bill of Rights
In This Chapter
Ratification of the new Constitution by the states was not a slam dunk. Some states had objections to the omission of a Bill of Rights. And some states did not want a new Constitution at all.
Madison and his allies resorted to writing and publishing a series of articles called the Federalist Papers that served—and still serve—as some of the clearest explanations of the Constitution, and some of the best rationale for ratification. ...