University of Wisconsin–Madison

New York Ratification

Significant events and individuals in New York Politics

State Ratifying Convention Meeting Places

  • Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County Court House

Significant Speeches/Documents in Favor of Ratification

Significant Speeches/Documents Opposing Ratification

The Federalist Papers

Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison under the pseudonym “Publius,” eighty-five essays were addressed to the freemen of New York to encourage them to elect Federalists to the New York Convention scheduled to meet on 17 June 1788. Subsequently, these essays were reprinted and circulated throughout the states as the Ratification process unfolded. For a chronology of the publishing and reprinting of these essays, see Printings and Reprintings of The Federalist (pdf). Initially appearing as individual essays in several New York City newspapers, they were eventually combined and published as The Federalist in two volumes. A complete introduction to The Federalist can be found here. (pdf)

Recommended Amendments

Significant Outcomes of the Debates

Significant Outcomes