Race to Ratify 4+

iCivics, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 34 Ratings
    • Free

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Race to Ratify drops you into 1787, where the ink is still drying on the new Constitution. Will it become the law of the land or will it fall into the dustbin of history? The fate of the young nation is in your hands! Dive deep into the heated national debate over the future of a radical new plan for American government. Travel across the 13 states to hear from a diverse and opinionated cast of characters and use what you have learned to influence others through the social media of the time... pamphlets.

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Race to Ratify teaches the big ideas at the core of the ratification debate between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists.

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Learning Objectives: Players will...
-identify the main stances of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists between 1787 and 1789.
-understand the key debates surrounding the ratification of the constitution, including an extended republic, the House of Representatives, the Senate, executive power, the judiciary, and a bill of rights.
-interact with the ideas, perspectives, and arguments that defined the ratification debate.
-explore the many different viewpoints, which spanned geographic regions, populations, and socio-economic class that permeated this historic period.
-identify the building blocks of the proposed Constitution.
-engage with competing ideas in order to form an effective and cohesive set of arguments for, or against, ratification within a state.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Fixed erroneous content

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

aspen pilot ,

I can’t login

I tried to login in to my i civics account in my I pad but every time I tried it did not work

Meddo~Chan/Fiona M. ,

The reviews are just-

Okay, this is a great game, and I need to say that, even though I feel like it should be obvious. I would also like to say that I have won every time I play, wether federalist or anti-federalist. It’s really not that difficult. Next, don’t listen to the review that talks about how federalists need 9 states and anti-federalists only need 5. This reflects history. If it was any other way, it would be inaccurate. Also, there are less anti-federalist tokens, which makes gameplay a little harder. Lastly, on the subject of the opponent, I think that it is much more fair than you make it out to be. Yes, the opponent creates a pamphlet every turn, but it only affects one state. You can affect probably about 5 or more if you find the right position. I would give this app four stars, but the average rating really needs to raised higher.

Phoenix Warden ,


The majority rating is one star. But this game is a great game. Nonsense. You should get this game. It’s drawing style is great and it is honestly very satisfying, especially the part where all those papers fall to the ground. Get this game. Also, despite people say it’s ‘impossible to win’ because the opponent gets to throw around all the papers every round and you only get to once a turn. That’s a lie. It’s very easy and very possible to win either way. Also, for the people who say the free play and historical game mode have no difference, the Historical Game Mode is the original conditions from real life. In the Free Play game mode, the conditions of each state are random, unlike Historical.

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