By CantWinThisGame - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Lessons from the Anti-Federalists

Many Americans know of the Federalist papers, a collection of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that argued for the ratification of the Constitution. But fewer know of the Anti-Federalist papers, a separate collection of essays that argued against certain provisions in the Constitution, or that there even existed opposition to the Constitution being ratified at all.