Fedaralists & Anti-Federalists

By Vladislav Yasinskiy

Federalists

The federalists wanted a very strong central government while having weak state governments. Their most favorite document was the constitution because it established America's national fundamental laws and government. The good thing about a strong central government is that it is bigger and better and also it is able to bring any local governments into knowing all the federal laws. They disliked the weak state government because if bad decisions were made, they were applied to everyone which would be bad for the entire country. The Federalists believed in having a large peacetime army and navy. In conclusion, the Federalists did not believe in the BIll of Rights because it only limited the government and not the people.

Anti-Federalists

On the other hand, Anti-Federalists wanted power in the state governments but not the central governments. Their most favorite document was the Bill of Rights. The reason they wanted a weak central government is because they were afraid if one person was given too much power, they would abuse it. Furthermore, the Anti-Federalists were afraid that it would become a Monarchy if they had a strong central government. The reason Anti-Federalists wanted a Bill of Rights in the Constitution is so that it could safeguard individual liberty. In conclusion, the Anti-Federalists relied on having a weak central government with having a Bill of Rights so that It could preserve certain liberties of the common people.

Major Federalists

Major Anti-Federalists

Federalists Vs. Anti-Federalists

Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists: A Compromise

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