Timeline of the Federalist / Antifederalist Debates

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1787
1788
1787
1787
1788
january
february
march
april
may
May 16, 1787
Z.
Pennsylvania
june
july
august
August 6
A Foreign Spectator I
Pennsylvania
August 9
Atticus Essay I
Massachusetts
August 10
A Foreign Spectator, Part IV
Pennsylvania
August 16
A Foreign Spectator, Part VI
Pennsylvania
August 17
A Foreign Spectator, Part VII
Pennsylvania
August 24, 1787
A Foreign Spectator, Part VX
Pennsylvania
september
September 4
A Foreign Spectator, Part XV
Pennsylvania
September 12
A Foreign Spectator, Part XX
Pennsylvania
September 13
A Foreign Spectator, Part XXI
Pennsylvania
September 13
Objections to the Constitution
Virginia
September 17
Benjamin Franklin Speech, Federal Convention
Constitutional Convention
September 17
A Foreign Spectator, Part XXIII
Pennsylvania
September 18
A Foreign Spectator, Part XXIV
Pennsylvania
September 21
A Foreign Spectator, Part XXV
Pennsylvania
September 26
Letter from Sherman and Ellsworth to the Governor of Connecticut
Connecticut
September 26
An American Citizen
Pennsylvania
September 27
A Pennsylvania Farmer
Pennsylvania
September 27
Cato I
New York
September 28
Call for state ratifying conventions by Confederation Congress
Confederation Congress
September 28
A Foreign Spectator, Part XXVIII
Pennsylvania
September 28
An American Citizen II
Pennsylvania
September 28
An American Citizen III
Pennsylvania
September 29
Curtius No. I
New York
october
October 1
Caesar I
New York
October 1
Letter from Richard Henry Lee to George Mason
Virginia
October 2
Foreign Spectator XXIX
Pennsylvania
October 5
Centinel I
Pennsylvania
October 6
Crito
Rhode Island
October 8
Federal Farmer I
Virginia
October 9
Federal Farmer II
Virginia
October 10
Federal Farmer III
Virginia
October 10
Randolph Letter, On the Federal Constitution
Virginia
October 11
Cato II
New York
October 12
Federal Farmer IV
Virginia
October 12
An Old Whig I
Pennsylvania
October 13
Federal Farmer V
Virginia
October 13
Convention Essay
Massachusetts
October 15
One of Four Thousand
Pennsylvania
October 17
Connecticut calls for state convention
Connecticut
October 17
A Democratic Federalist
Pennsylvania
October 17
Caesar II
Pennsylvania
October 17
An Old Whig II
Pennsylvania
October 17
A Citizen of America by Noah Webster
Pennsylvania
October 17
A Citizen of America: An Examination Into the Leading Principles of America
Pennsylvania
October 18
Brutus I
New York
november
November 1
An Old Whig V
Pennsylvania
November 1
Brutus II
New York
November 1
Cincinnatus No. 1
New York
November 2
Foreigner I
Pennsylvania
November 3
Federalist No. 3
New York
November 5
John DeWitt III
Massachusetts
November 5
A Landholder Letter I
Connecticut
November 6
An Officer of the Late Continental Army
Pennsylvania
december
December 1
Federalist No. 15
New York
December 1
Philo-Publius Essay IV
New York
December 2
Daniel Carroll to Benjamin Franklin, Annapolis
Maryland
December 3
Agrippa IV
Massachusetts
December 3
A Landholder Letter V
Connecticut
December 3
Tobias Lear to John Langdon, Mount Vernon
Virginia
December 4
Federalist No. 16
New York
january
January 1
Federalist No. 31
New York
January 1
Agrippa X
Massachusetts
January 1
Genuine Information II
Maryland
January 2
Federalist No. 32
New York
January 2
Federalist No. 33
New York
february
February 1
Federalist No. 48
New York
February 1, 1788
Luther Martin: Genuine Information X
Maryland
February 2
Federalist No. 49
New York
February 5
Agrippa XVI
Massachusetts
February 5
Centinel XIV
Pennsylvania
February 5
Sidney No. 1
New York
February 5
Federalist No. 50
New York
February 6
Old Whig No. 8
Pennsylvania
February 6
Philadelphiensis No. 9
Pennsylvania
February 6
Federalist No. 51
New York
march
March 1
Federalist No. 63
New York
March 5
Federalist No. 64
New York
March 6
Brutus XIV (Part 2)
New York
March 7
Federalist No. 65
New York
March 7
Maryland Farmer Essay III (Part 1)
Maryland
March 7
Reply to Maryland Landholder X
Maryland
april
April 1
Federalist No. 76
New York
April 2
Federalist No. 77
New York
April 2
State Soldier Essay V
Virginia
April 4
Maryland Farmer Essay VII (Part 1)
Maryland
April 4
Luther Martin: Address No. 4
Maryland
may
May 1
Fabius IX
Pennsylvania
May 2
Federal Farmer: An Additional Number of Letters to the Republican
Virginia
May 12
Philodemos Essay
Massachusetts
May 25
Observations on the Constitution
Virginia
May 28
Federalist No. 78
New York
june
June 1
Observations of the Constitution, James Monroe
Virginia
June 6
Edmund Randolph Speech
Virginia
June 10
Edmund Randolph Speech, Virginia Ratifying Convention
Virginia
June 18
Federalist No. 79
New York
June 21
Federalist No. 80
New York
June 24
John Lansing, New York Ratifying Convention
New York
June 25
Federalist No. 81
New York
july
July 2
Federalist No. 82
New York
July 4
Oration on the Fourth of July
Pennsylvania
July 5
Federalist No. 83
New York
July 16
Federalist No. 84
New York
august
August 13
Federalist No. 85
New York
september
october
november
december
December 10
An American Citizen: Thoughts on the Subject of Amendments, Part II
Pennsylvania
December 18
A Citizen of New Haven by Roger Sherman, Letter I
Connecticut
December 24
An American Citizen: Thoughts on the Subject of Amendments, Part III
Pennsylvania
December 25
A Citizen of New Haven by Roger Sherman, Letter II
Connecticut
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