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Massachusetts Compromise

The great debate in the U.S.

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Happened in the transition between the Articles of Confederation and The U.S. constitution. There were multiple problems with the Articles of Confederation. The founding fathers attempted to fix problems, but needed 9/13 colonies approval to ratify it. This caused a split in opinion. Four small states quickly ratified the Constitution, and Pennsylvania was the first large state to act. There were two main groups in the debate: Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Federalists: wanted to ratify. (Alexander Hamilton and James Madison) Argued that the Constitution didn't need a Bill of Rights, that it would create a "parchment barrier" that limited the rights of the people.
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