All About Anti-Federalists
How They Influenced America
Where It All Began
Jefferson lived from 1743 to 1826, and in his 83 years, he did many things. Most people know of him because he wrote the Declaration of Independence, but he did so much more with his life. An example would be when he became the most prominent leader of the Anti-Federalists. Along with James Madison, he detested the Federalist mindset of a strong national government. He disagreed with most anything Alexander Hamilton agreed with, as Hamilton was a Federalist and one of Jefferson's worst enemies. Jefferson believed 'that the heart and soul of America lay in the ordinary people, most especially the small farmers and their families who made up the bulk of the nation.' This was stated in Building a New Nation: The Federalist Era by Christopher and James Collier.
Learning the Basics
Speaking Out Against Ratification
Accomplishments of The Anti- Federalists
Anti-Federalist Contribution to American History
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