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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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federalists
FEDERALISTS

Argued that the new nation needed a strong, effective National Government to handle economy.

  • Establish a monetary system
  • Promote Justice

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.

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Alexander Hamilton

First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Other Federalists: George Washington, Ben Franklin & James Madison

anti federalists
ANTI-FEDERALISTS
  • Consisted mostly of farmers and small land-owners who believed nation’s economic future was in agriculture
    • Opposed strong centralized government
    • Wanted power for states and individuals

“Believed best government governs the least”

Both parties believed in republicanism: representative government that makes people the source of political authority & respects individual rights.

federalist papers
FEDERALIST PAPERS
  • The Federalist Papers (85 articles)
  • written to encourage the ratification of the Constitution
  • outlining the proposed

ideas of the system of

government

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The Federalists & Anti-Federalist compromised in order to create the constitution.

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).

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