One of the most interesting topics in any U.S. History class is the development and ratification of the Constitution. This packet includes documents that guide students towards answering the question, "Should the Constitution be ratified?" The question is posed in the present tense, because ideally, students take the role of Federalist or Anti-Federalist in debating the merits and drawbacks of the Constitution. The packet includes sentence starters, space for students to list the most relevant quotes for discussion, and sentence starters for composing an argument. Teachers might consider following up by having students compose an essay on the same topic.