SS.7.C.1.8 Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
SS.7.C.1.9 Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.
Anti-Federalist Papers – a series of essays written to oppose and defeat the proposed U.S. Constitution
Anti-Federalists – a group of people in the early United States who opposed ratification of the U.S. Constitution because they feared a
strong national government and a lack of protection for individual rights
Articles of Confederation – the first constitution of the United States
Federalist Papers – a series of essays written to explain and defend the proposed U.S. Constitution
Federalists – a group of people in the early United States who favored the establishment of a strong national government and who
worked for ratification of the U.S. Constitution
necessary and proper clause – the power of Congress to make laws they view as necessary and proper to carry out their enumerated
powers; also known as the elastic clause
ratify – to confirm by expressing consent; formally approve