Fedaralists & Anti-Federalists
By Vladislav Yasinskiy
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.
Was an American statesman and also a Founding Father of the United States. Born January 11, 1755, and died July 12, 1804. In the Federalist Papers, he says, "If mankind were to resolve to agree in no institution of government, until every part of it had been adjusted to the most exact standard of perfection, society would soon become a general scene of anarchy, and the world a desert" ( Federalist Page Number 65 ). Basically, Alexander Hamilton is stating that if you abolish the government, the world will become no more and everything will just be chaos.
Wrote the document which formed the Constitution and he had help from other U.S. Founding Fathers who made contributions. He was the fourth president of the United States and also a political theorist. Born March 16, 1751, and died June 28, 1836. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison quotes, " Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it " ( Federalist Page Number 41 ). To illustrate this quote, James Madison is saying that if you love peace and your country, you should be able to hold on to that.
John Jay was also an American Statesman. He was also a Founding Father, Patriot, Diplomat, and the first Chief Justice of the United States. Born December 12, 1745, and died May 17, 1829. In the Federalist Papers, John Jay quotes, " It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that the nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it, nay that absolute monarchs, will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for purposes and objects merely personal " ( Federalist Page Number 4 ).
Samuel Adams was an American statesman, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and also a political philosopher. Born September 27, 1722, and died October 2, 1803. In the Anti-Federalist Papers, Samuel Adams quotes, " Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can " ( Anti-Federalist Page Number 12 ). Samuel Adams says that we are given rights and we should do everything we can to secure those rights in a orderly fashioned manner.
Patrick Henry was known as an American attorney. Furthermore, he became very well recognized when he was an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia. Born May 29, 1736, and died on June 6, 1799. In the Anti-Federalist Papers, Patrick Henry quotes, " The liberties of a people were never, or ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them " ( Anti-Federalist Page Number 19 ). To explain Patrick Henry's quote, he is stating that we as the people will never be safe because of what our government is hiding from us because a strong central government is not what we need. This quote truly shows how much the Anti-Federalists favored a strong state government.
George Mason was very basic at first. He was just a planter in Virginia, but he became a politician and delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787. He was also one of the three men that refused to sign. Born December 11, 1725, and died on October 7, 1792. In the Anti-Federalist Papers, George Mason quotes, " We came equals into this world, and equals we shall go out of it " ( Anti-Federalist Page Number 12 ). George Mason shows that we all come equal as we are put into this world, and by the end, as our lives are coming to end, we should leave the world as equals.
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