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Federalist and Anti-Federalist.
Terms in this set (10)
Federalists believed a strong government would
Encourage states to work together.
Which best describes Patrick Henry?
He was an Anti-Federalist and opposed the Constitution.
Read the excerpt from the Publius....
In Republican government, the "lawmaking" authority necessarily "has the most power". The remedy fro this is to divide the legislature into different branches; and to render them... as a little connected with each other (as possible)
Which idea does this excerpt support?
The federalist idea that lawmaking power should be divided among different branches of government.
Read the excerpt from The Federal Farmer.
Instead of being thirteen republics, under a federal head, [the Federalists' plan] is clearly designed to make us one [unified] government. . . . Whether such a change can ever be [made] in any manner; whether it can be [made] without convulsions and civil wars; whether such a change will not totally destroy the liberties of this country—time only can determine.-The Federal Farmer
What best summarizes the point of view the excerpt expresses?
Time will tell if a unified government can be a success or a failure.
What is the purpose of checks and balances in the Constitution?
They would keep any one branch from having too much power.
How were Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson alike in their position on ratifying the Constitution?
They both opposed a strong federal government.
What did Anti-Federalists fear would happen if the Constitution became law?
Congress would have too much power over states.
Read the following excerpt from Federalist #3 by John Jay.
The number of wars which have happened or will happen in the world will always be found to be in proportion to the number and weight of the causes, whether REAL or PRETENDED, which PROVOKE or INVITE them. If this remark be just, it becomes useful to inquire whether so many JUST causes of war are likely to be given by UNITED AMERICA as by DISUNITED America; for if it should turn out that United America will probably give the fewest, then it will follow that in this respect the Union tends most to preserve the people in a state of peace with other nations.
What might John Jay say is a potential danger associated with not ratifying the Constitution?
Separate states are less likely to preserve peace with other nations.
According to Anti-Federalists, the Constitution
could give the president too much influence.
A faction is a group that
strongly disagrees with another group.
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