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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
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

MommaLeesy ,

Extremely fun and educational!

A very fun and fair game. The negative reviewers just aren’t good at it. I played as a federalist and won, on my first game! Extremely easy and fun, and might teach you something!
My only complaint is how fast the game goes, and it’s hard to get a gold token. But still five stars!

LuckyCharm45 ,


It’s very frustrating when your opponent gets to make pamphlet handouts every turn and you (the player) only get a pamphlet handout opportunity every 3 turns. Gives the opponent a much bigger advantage. It’s impossible to win when your opponent can flip states at twice the rate you can.

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


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183.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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