Hang Truong APUSH- 6th Period Mr. Graham 24 October 2014 Federalists vs. Antifederalists The antifederalists were a group of people who opposed the ratification of the Constitution. They believed that much power would be taken away from the people of local governments and given to strengthen the federal government. They felt that the interests of the poor and common folks were not as supported as that of wealthy by the new government. Many feared the return of a monarchy similar to that of Great
linked together for joint nation action in dealing with common problems, such as foreign affairs. There were no executive branch and the vital judicial arm was left almost exclusively to the states. The articles of Confederation were the first "constitution" and yet the Articles of Confederation, weak though they were, proved to be a landmark in
The Federalists decided among themselves that a strong federal government under the supervision of the wealthy and elite of the country would prosper. The Federalists argued that having strong state governments would lead to a lack of progress in the government as a whole. Particularly, in a newspaper called, The Massachusetts Sentinel, the Federalists disputed over the condition of the nation in an excerpt saying,”Let us look
Federalists versus Anti-Federalists views Jennifer Rockwell Jones Block 6 The Articles of Confederation were the earliest attempt and failure at a uniform government in what has come to be known as America. It was created with an incredibly weak central government from fear of the States paralleling England’s regime structure. When the creation of the Constitution of the United States was underway to replace the Articles of Confederation, there were two major groups with opposing viewpoints.
strongest economic influence, Hamilton participated as Lieutenant Colonel to George Washington in the Revolutionary War. He also played a major role in drafting the Constitution, and later defended his ideas after publishing The Federalist Papers, a series of essays co-written by John Jay and James Madison. Through developing a strong reputation amongst the army and government, Hamilton created an economic platform which he would continue to build as America grew into a nation. Hamilton’s relationship
initiated and managed. His wish was for North American resources to be collected and sold at a profit. Such a movement of resources would necessitate management at the national level. Both Jefferson and Madison were opposed to Hamilton’s idea. Their argument was that such an act would cost money and rather than making a profit; the country would lose
extremely important in the government systems. The US has a federal government composed of three branches: execution, Judiciary and legislature. In order to understand a “perfect” form of government, there are some questions that need to be answered. How strong should these branches be? How did their powers change over time? The questions will reveal the results of what happened after the power change in a particular branch. Depending on those results, we can claim the necessary distribution of powers. For