Drawing specific examples from the assigned reading, write a three (3) page paper explaining the historical context in which the ratification debates were conducted. Analyze the content the speeches. What were the major concerns expressed in these speeches? Conclude with a discussion of what you see as the primary differences between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Were they more concerned about politics or economics? Explain.
To prepare for this assignment, carefully read Brown and Shannon, Going to the Source, vol. 1 Chapter 6 “Debating the Constitution: Speeches from the Ratification Convention” Complete the source table to help you analyze the speeches before you write. If you need additional sources, use the resources listed under “To Find Out More” at the end of the chapter. IMPORTANT: You may not use any other outside sources except those specifically listed in the chapter.