The Federalists and AtiFederalists

by stephanie sagrero

The Federalists

  • Supporters of the proposed constitution commitment to Federalism which implies a strong central government
  • For Federalist the constitution was required in order to safe guard the liberty and independence that the American Revolution had created

Anti-Federalists

  • opposed the creation of a stronger u.s federal government and which later opposed the ratification of the constitution of 1788
  • worried among other things that the position of president then a novelty might evolve into monarchy

Federalists and Anti-Federalists