Anti-Federalists

Supported states’ rights and wanted protection of rights

Bill of Rights

The Anti-Federalists demanded a Bill of Rights because the believed that a Bill of Rights needed to be added to the Constitution to protect peoples rights.

Central Government

Anti-federalists wanted a small central government because they believed local governments best understood what citizens needed and would best protect citizens’ freedom.

Over Power State Gov.

Anti-federalists opposed parts of the Constitution they thought limited the power of the states because they feared that a strong central government would overpower state governments.

People involved

  • Patrick Henry
  • George Mason