"Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
~Benjamin Franklin
The creation of The Constitution caused mixed reactions from the American people.  The country was divided into those for The Constitution, and those who were against it.
A book containing The Federalist Papers. These essays were written by the Federalists and talked about ideas such as the structure of the government. They wanted to convince other people to believe in their point of view.
When The Constitution was proposed, the people's reaction to it would divide the nation into two groups: Federalists and Anti-Federalists

Federalists were in favor of the newly proposed Constitution and its strong and stable government

Anti-Federalists were against the amount of power and authority in the new government proposed by The Constitution

There was a fairly clear line of division between the two groups

The Federalists were generally from the wealthier merchants and plantation owners

And the Anti-Federalists were primarily farmers and tradesmen

Both sides wrote anonymous essays to newspapers or others, trying to persuade the citizens of America to support their side; Federalist Papers and Anti-Federalist Papers

The Federalists believed that their new constitution would be able to run the country perfectly

The Anti-Federalists saw many flaws in the document that they thought would hurt America greatly

These two parties would argue over these disagreements for years, both believing that their way had to be the best for the country

After much debate and conflict, a compromise would ultimately be created between the two groups
This book contains The Anti-Federalist Papers. These essays spoke against The Constitution and were created to persuade others to believe in their side of the argument.