Ratification takes the story from the framing of the Constitution to its—yes—ratification. The process was complicated and far from a done deal from the outset. There was lots of politics involved. Hamilton’s party, the Federalists, won the day over the anti-Federalists, helped by the support of Washington himself, to whom Hamilton was close and with whom he and worked and faught during the War of Independence. Remarkably, the whole process was complete within a year, with all of the original states ratifying it. This book takes you through the main debates of the process one-by-one.
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