Explain TWO major differences between Federalists and Anti-Federalists
Part 4 of the 5-part studyguide for the pre-themes text for Ms. Lewis' class on 9/9/2014.
Articles of Confederation
-believed it was ineffectual
-believed it was limited
-felt it was necessary
-rights needed to be explicitly stated
Size of the Nation
-A Large republic was best for the protection of individual freedoms
-Felt it should be small
Large farmers, merchants, artisans, the wealthy, well-educated, upper-class (George Washington)
Small farmers, rural folks, debtors, poor, lower class (Samuel Adams)
-favored one w/ strong central gov't
Power of 13 States
-limited state power
-2 reps per state
-favored states having high power in gov't
Bill of Rights
-Constitution protected rights enough
-necessary, needed rights explicitly stated
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, + John Jay wrote a series of essay to alleviate anti-federalists' fears of a strong central gov't
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