Federalism and Constitution Essay

Submitted By violetangel2
Words: 324
Pages: 2

I am on the side of the federalists. Federalists believed that the constitution was perfect the way it was. Antifederalist disagreed and preferred a weaker government.

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” I think in this quote it stresses why the constitution had to be made the way it was. First off we needed a document which could control the people but also control the government. The constitution was basically a written description of how the government was going to run. This way having it all written out would be easier to make sure power was not abused.

“All men of sense will agree in the necessity of an energetic executive … The ingredients which constitute energy in the executive are unity; duration; an adequate provision for its support; and competent powers.” I think this was maybe a slight to the antifederalists since it states that “all men of sense” would agree that the constitution was necessary. I think the part about it being a unity is also in support of the constitution. The constitution wants the power to be spread between different branches of the government. The antifedralists believed the state should have the most authority.

I agree with these quotes. They are all pro constitution which is exactly my stance. I do feel that the constitution was necessary. The articles