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  • identify the main stances of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists between 1787 and 1789
  • understand the key debates surrounding the ratification of the Constitution, including an extended republic, the House of Representatives, the Senate, executive power, the judiciary, and a bill of rights
  • interact with the ideas, perspectives, and arguments that defined the ratification debate
  • explore different viewpoints spanning geographic regions, populations, and socio-economic class
  • identify the building blocks of the proposed Constitution


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