National Supremacy Argumentative Essay

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When it comes to the powers of the national goverment, Federalists and Anti-Federalists have opposing view. Federalists are in favor of a strong central govermnent, instead of state power.---Anti-Federalists, though, favored power being centered in the states. A lot of people at the beginning, when Federalism was formed, had just come from the monarchy in England, which was a strong central goverment, and were fearful of that. This lead to a weariness or resentment of anything having to do with a stong power in the federal goverment, such as banks or even the constitution, which many Anti-Federalists refuse to vote for, unless they were sure they would get a Bill of Rights to protect them. ( b.) One feature of the original Constitution that has led to a growth in the power of the goverment is the National Supremacy Articles. The clause enacts that all things considered the "the supreme law of the land.", such as…show more content…
The Anti-Federalists feared a strong central goverment, which they believed would intrude and overpower state rights. This amendment made it so that any powers that aren't delegated to the Federal govemerment nor prohibited to be held by the states, by the Constitution, are given to the states or the People. This amendment ensures that the goverment doesn't become overpowered, and that the states have reserved rights. (d.) -The Due Process Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment made it so that the state goverments had to recognize newly freed slaves, who at the time, they often tried to diminish their rights. This clause acts as a protection from denial of life, liberty or property. The clause made the state's accountable for their injustices, which gave more power to the central goverment as they had to ensure that state's were following this clause, and resticted the powers of state's as they no longer had the opporitunity to discriminate against African Americans as they had

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