Influence of Federalists Regarding Ratification

Examine the influence of the Federalists on public opinion regarding the question of ratification.

Who were the Federalists? What was the opinion of the Federalists on ratifying the Constitution? What was the Federalists’ main argument for ratification? How did the Federalists influence the debate over ratification? Use both of your textbooks to provide evidence to support your points: “America” textbook is by David Emory Shi and “For the Record” is by David Emory Shi and Holly A. Mayer.