The U.S. Constitution Research Paper by cee-cee

The U.S. Constitution
This paper explores the debates between the Federalists and the anti-Federalists concerning the drafting of the US Constitution.
# 107371 | 2,610 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper examines the nature of the constitutional debates between the Federalists and the anti-Federalists that led to the adoption of the US Constitution. The paper offers an understanding of the history both leading up to and during the period of debate. The paper relates that because of the debate that surrounded the document from the start, the terms of the Constitution are ambiguous, flexible and thus always open to debate.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Breyer, Stephen. Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution. Knopf Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Hamilton, Alexander, Madison, James and John Jay. Federalist Papers. (Clinton Rossiter, Ed.) New York: Mass Market Paperback, 2003.
  • Gibson, Alan Ray. Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates Over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic. Manhattan: University Press of Kansas, 2006.
  • Ketcham, Ralph (Editor). The Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates. New York: Penguin Group, USA, 2003.

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

The U.S. Constitution (2008, September 02) Retrieved September 29, 2023, from

MLA Format

"The U.S. Constitution" 02 September 2008. Web. 29 September. 2023. <>