Antifederalists

Grecia Garcia and Faith Henry

About the opposers

Samuel Adams was a member of the Sons of Liberty, and the cousin of John Adams who was the Vice President. He was 65 years of age when the Federalists papers were passed.
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

Q: Why are you an anti federalist?


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.

Anti federalists

Criticized the adoption of the constitution of 1787.

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!

Editorial

I agree with being a antifederalist. It's just a waist of time having to defend why being a federalist is important. I mean i already don't support the constitution. I'm also not a huge fan of the people who are behind the constitution and being for federalists. They're irritating. Sam Adams is a cool guy honestly, I mean some people may see him as aggressive but in all honesty i think he is just too real for the people. Why do we need a piece of paper to tell us that we're independent and all that unnecessary stuff. At the end of the day i was independent before all of this so it doesn't matter anyways.

Anonymous, April 1789

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