Today is Constitution Day. Over at American Studier blog, Ben Railton turns his attention to the opponents of the Constitution–the Anti-Federalists. Railton offers three helpful suggestions for framing the Anti-Federalist opposition. They are:
- Revolutionary Radicals (Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry)
- Advocates for Rights (George Mason)
- Future Democratic-Republicans (Unless I am reading him wrong, Railton suggests that Jefferson was at the Constitutional Convention. He was not).
See how Railton unpacks these categories here.