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Patrick Henry

During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as "Brutus", "Centinel", and "Federal Farmer". Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman)

During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as "Brutus", "Centinel", and "Federal Farmer". Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman)
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During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as "Brutus", "Centinel", and "Federal Farmer". Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

19h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:28:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

28:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

15:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

25:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

18:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

44:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

51:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

35:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:08:07