This debate will walk students through the drama that occurred before the Constitution was ratified. Students will debate if the Constitution should have been ratified and will take the stance of either a federalist or anti-federalist. Students will work through two debate topics related to the power of the federal government and the Bill of Rights. Included in this packet are the following items: debate outline, debate rubric, sheets to take notes, and four websites for research purposes. This is an exciting way for students to learn about the controversy surrounding the ratification of the Constitution!