Grecia Garcia and Faith Henry
About the opposers
Patrick Henry was an attorney, planter, and politician who became known as an orator during the movement of independence in VA. He was 51 years old, know for his famous words "give me liberty or give me death."
George Mason was a Virginia planter,politician, and delegate of the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787. He participated in the American Revolution, also influential and pennining the Bill of rights. Was 62 years of age when The Federalists Papers were passed.
Interview with Samuel Adams
A: Because i agree with the ideas of the other anti federalist. I feel as if we should just amend the articles of confederation.
Q: Does being an anti federalist have anything to do with you being apart of the Sons of Liberty?
A: Yes, because just as we opposed the taxes they put on on us, for example the one on tea, and now the new tax on liquor. They also don't respect our rights.
Q: What is it about the federalists that rubs you the wrong way?
A: How the federalist wanted a strong central government. Also how they agreed with the British, and we all know how i feel about the British.
Q: What is an advantage of being an anti federalist?
A: An advantage would be that we are against slavery.
Q: Will you ever change your mind about being an anti federalist and go over to the federalist side?
A: I am not sure, but if i was to see that the government that they would establish was not to powerful I would considering going over to the federalist side.
Opposition to slavery- continue to exist under the new constitution.
States would loose power under the constitution.
Federal government would be to powerful. People still fear a strong central government.
#1 opposition- NO BILL OF RIGHTS!
Anonymous, April 1789