During the ratification debate, federalists were opposed to the Constitution. They deplored the fact that the new system threatens freedoms and does not protect individual rights. The antif-dederlists were not exactly a closed group, but included many elements. However, the Constitution was still under development. Madison introduced 17 amendments to the Massachusetts compromise constitution, 12 of which were passed by Congress on September 25, 1789, to send to the states for ratification. Ten of these amendments, the Bill of Rights, were ratified on December 15, 1791. On September 25, 1789, the first U.S. Congress passed 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and sent them to the states for ratification.
Ten of these amendments were ratified in 1791. In November 1789, North Carolina became the twelfth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Rhode Island, which opposed federal control of the currency and criticized the compromise on the issue of slavery, opposed ratification of the Constitution until the U.S. government threatened to sever trade relations with the state. On May 17, 1790, Rhode Island voted by two votes to ratify the document, and the last of the original 13 colonies joined the United States. Today, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest written constitution in the world. When the Constitutional Convention was postponed, “a woman [Ms.
Eliza Powell] asks Dr. Franklin what we got from a republic or monarchy? A republic answered the doctor if she could keep him. Although this story, recorded by Maryland delegate James McHenry (1753-1816), was probably fictitious, people wondered what kind of government was called for in the new Constitution. With the passage of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the anti-federalist movement was exhausted. It was followed by the broader anti-administration party, which opposed President George Washington`s fiscal and foreign policy. Even after the constitution was ratified, the United States did not begin to look at and operate from afar until a few years later, as it does today. The Constitution was not ratified by all states until May 29, 1790, when Rhode Island finally approved the document and the Rights Bulletin was not ratified until the end of the following year to be part of the Constitution. Moreover, the capital was not fixed until 16 July 1790, almost a year and a half after the parliamentary elections. Until the ratification of the new Constitution, the country was governed by the statutes. This document was designed for a newly formed nation of states that acted more like independent sovereign countries, and some American leaders quickly realized that future stability required a stronger, more centralized government. New Yorker Alexander Hamilton invoked the request for a constitutional convention to re-evaluate the nation`s government document. The Confederation Congress approved its initiative and representatives from the 13 states were invited to meet in Philadelphia on May 25, 1787 to participate in the Convention. Anti-federalists appealed to these sentiments in the Massachusetts ratification convention.
Five of them had quite easily ratified the Constitution, but the Massachusetts convention was much more bitter and controversial. Finally, after a long debate, what was known as the Massachusetts compromise was reached; By Massachusetts would ratify the Constitution with provisions recommended that the Constitution should be amended by a bill.