Why Take the Stand?

By: Anne-Marie Kamenicky

Why do we view differently from the federalist?

  • The anti-federalist opposed a stong government, they feared the strongness the British had on the colonies and didn't want it to happen agian.


  • The anti-federalist want to have states rights but the federalist wanted to have strong central government.


  • The Anti-federalists were against the federal government having the power to federalize the state militias. The Federalists were for this power.

People on the side of the Anti-Federalist.

Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams.

Key people for the Anti-Federalist