Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists. Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists. FEDERALISTS. Argued that the new nation needed a strong, effective National Government to handle economy. Establish a monetary system Promote Justice
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Argued that the new nation needed a strong, effective National Government to handle economy.
Federalism: Theory of government in which power is distributed among the states, but the authority of the Central Government outweighs the authority of the states.
First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Other Federalists: George Washington, Ben Franklin & James Madison
“Believed best government governs the least”
Both parties believed in republicanism: representative government that makes people the source of political authority & respects individual rights.
ideas of the system of
Bill of Rights (1st 10 amendments) were added to protect individual rights
(This is what the Anti-Federalists wanted, because they didn’t want the central government to have too much power).