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  1. TheFederalist/Anti-Federalist Debate (1.06)(the origins of political partiesin the US) Obj. 1.05

  2. The Anti-federalists • Wanted weak central gov’t like that of the Articles of Confederation • Corresponding desire for strong state gov’t • Supported by small farmers and small landowners • Advocated by Thomas Jefferson, George Mason & Patrick Henry

  3. The Federalists • Wanted a strong central government that would strengthen the country through • National judiciary & effective national legislation • Economic stability through • banking • taxation • Believed A of C did not unite the country with a common identity and purpose • Advocated by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton & John Jay

  4. Debate • Federalist Papers written primarily by Madison and Hamilton in support of the new Constitution • The Anti-federalists responded with their own essays written primarily by Patrick Henry of Virginia

  5. Compromise • Anti-federalists agreed to ratify the Constitution, if a “bill of rights” was included • Individual rights needed to be guaranteed to balance the power given to the national gov’t through the Constitution