Federalists and Anti Federalists Review Game
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A term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during ratification debates in state legislatures. Mostly white educated men who owned land.
people who opposed the Constitution and wanted the bill of rights written out
What did Antifederalists fear?
The loss of personal liberties and individual freedoms. The federal government would have to much power.
Who said "Your sentiments, that out affairs are drawing rapidly to a crisis, accord with my own...we have errors to correct. We have probably had too good an opinion of human nature in foriming our confederation..."
Was George Washington a Federalist or Anti-Federalist?
Who said,"Here is a resolution as radical as that which separated us from Great Britain. It is radical in this transition; our rights and privileges are endangered, and sovereignty of the states will be relinquished... The rights of conscience, trial by jury, liberty of the press... are rendered insecure."
Was Patrick Henry a Federalist or Anti-Federalist?
Why did Patrick Henry oppose the constitution?
It endangers their rights and liberties. It was useless because the constitution is the same resolution that separated the states from Great Britain. It forces the states to give up their sovereignty.
Was Mercy Otis Warren a federalist or anti-federalist?
Why did Mercy Ottis oppose ratifying the constitution?
There isn't no security in the constitution more specifically no bill of rights included. The legislative branch and executive branch are to close together. It isn't dangerous to have law makers and and law enforcers together; they have to much power
What was the anti- federalist biggest fears?
Their rights weren't protected and too much power being given to the federal government
Who said, "These lawyers and men of learning, and monied men, that talk so finely and gloss over matters so smoothly, to make us poor illiterate people swallow down the pill, expect to get into Congress themselves... and get all the power and all the money into their own hands, and they will swallow all us little folks..."
Was Amos Singletree a federalist or anti-federalist?
Why did Amos Singletree oppose the constitution?
The wealthy and educated (federalist) would have all the power. It was an economic class fight the poor and illiterate would have to swallow down the pill and the federalist would devour them.
What addition to the U.S. Constitution was suggested as a way to win the approval of many of its opponents?
The bill of rights; the power isn't completely to the constitution; a person could not be tried unless first indicted by a grand jury
Who said "-That a Constitution for the United States does not require a Bill of Rights, when it is considered, that a constitution for an individual state would, I cannot conceive."
What does DeWitt like to see included in the constitution? Why?
He wants to see the bill of rights to be included because he can't believe that the states have a bill of rights but the federal doesn't.
How did supporters of the constitution respond to arguments such as that put forward by Dewitt?
They didn't need the bill of rights because checks and balances was set in place. They have different systems of protection.
Without what would make a president a king?
What is a term limit?
The limit in which a person in politics has to stops running, but may be re-elected
What is the term limit for the senator?
What is he term limit for the House of Representatives?
What is the term limit for president?
4 years; 2 terms; 8 years
How long can a president serve for?
What is the Grand Jury's purpose?
Indict or not indict; decide if its enough evidence to charge someone; accusations go to grand jury 1st
What is the petit jury's purpose?
Guilty or not guilty
Charge with crime
Officially charge with crime
Who said, "if men were angels, no government would be necessary."?
James Madison (Publius)
Who said, " people should not fear their government, the government should be afraid of its people."?
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