Some states, such as Delaware and Georgia, quickly and unanimously ratified. Other states, such as Virginia and New York, agonized. Two states, North Carolina and Rhode Island, would not ratify at all without a bill of rights. Indeed, Rhode Island would not approve the Constitution until economic sanctions had been imposed against her.
The Constitution was a controversial document, which was passionately debated by the best minds in the land.
What members say
- Elizabeth deCastro
I thought it provided a very interesting look into the political upheaval at that time. And we thought it was bad today!