What were the arguments for and against ratification in the constitution? Hey, I just wanted to know what the arguments about the ratification of the constitution were.
Arguments for the ratification: It'll make the country more united under a stronger central government. Stronger central government means stronger economy and foreign relations. The government will be able to execute and enforce laws better. There will be a balance of powers under the bicameral legislature and checks and balances. The new constitution will appoint an executive head of the country. The government will be able to create a strong military without permission from the states. The states will still be having their own government as long as they follow the national constitution. Arguments against ratification: The states won't be as powerful as they were under the Articles of Confederation. The central government could become oppressive. State representation was an issue.