The Printers’ Role in Constitutional Ratification

This short video examines the role played by America’s newspaper printers in the ratification debates. Over 80% of all papers supported the new Constitution and played a significant role in supporting the Federalist cause. Professor John Kaminski explains how and why the newspapers helped to drive the ratification debates.

Grade

11, 12

Resource Types

Video

Teaching Strategy

Lecture

Duration

3 minutes