Anti-Federalist vs. Federalist

The anti party is demanding the bill of rights.


The Anti-Federalists are demanding the bill of rights be put on the constitution because they fear a strong federal government. They want the state's government be stronger and more powerful so they can easily overthrow them if they don't protect their natural rights. They like the Articles of Confederation better than the Constitution.


The federalists wanted a strong federal government. They believed that the states should have less power and that the people should give up more of their power. They believed that the Articles of Confederation was too weak and they needed to scrap that and make another constitution but, stronger. They loved the new constitution because it had compromises that the anti-federalists liked as well.