The Contrasting Opinions of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists The Article of Confederation was the first new government for independent state. Under the Article of Confederation, the state government held most power. There were many weaknesses of the first government including lacking the power to tax and regulate trade between the states. So people decided to change it. At that time the Constitution wrote by James Madison was came out. When it came to ratification, some delegates at convention agreed with it and some did not. The people supported ratification was called Federalists, and those against it called Anti-Federalists. The most famous leader for federalists is Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. They support the National Federal Government to have the most supreme power. They established a system of Federalism and created office of President and Vice President and it still use in today. The one who opposed this idea was the anti-federalists which were leaded by Thomas Jefferson and George Mason. They thought that the State Government should have the most power, because they were afraid that if the national federal government has too much power, it would make our country back into monarchy. To support their opinions, the Federalists established a process for Checks and Balances to separate the powers of the National Government. In the other hand, the Anti-Federalists also came out with a thing called the Bill of Rights. The checks and balances use to separate the power of the three branches of government, legislature, executive, and judicial. So those federalists thought a powerful national government is ok because the power is not be held by only one person. The purpose of Bill of Rights is to protect the basic liberties from government, such as religious and political freedom, rights of bear arms, and powers of states and…
30 September 2014
Federalist Vs AntiFederalist
Throughout the history of the United States there have always been opposing political
parties. One of the parties was the Federalist party. Members from this group believed in a
strong and central government. The opposing party was called the AntiFederalists and the
believed that there should be a weak central government Opposing parties are essential to a
functioning government because they create another step in our checks and balances system…
powers were created; we need our government to be prepared and have the power to resolve future situations no matter the circumstances.
All power in the federal government, stemming from the people, is separated between many levels. As stated in Federalist Paper Number 51, all of the power in government comes from the people in the election of government officials. This power is divided between the state and federal governments. The power in the federal government is then divided into three branches:…
Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton wrote these from 1787 to 1788, in order to encourage the ratification of the United States Constitution. The Federalist Papers, as they became known, were a series of eighty-five articles, seventy-seven of which were published in The New York Packet and The Independent Journal. “Federalist No. 10” and “Federalist No. 51” were written by Madison, and arguably remain to be the most significant comments made about the ratification of the Constitution. In these articles…
In the midst of discussing the ratification of the Constitution in 1787 two factions emerged, the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Anti-Federalist by Murray Dry offers a concise and abridged version of Herbert Storing’s original The Complete Anti-Federalist. Dry has chosen a selection of what he feels are the most poignant letters, essays and speeches or the Anti-Federalist papers which outline and explain their opposition toward the Constitution. Evidently, the idea for this book was…
Federalist Paper ten is the fifth in a series of five which focuses on the possible dangers of war between the States. The first four are written by Alexander Hamilton with the tenth and final one (of this series) written by James Madison.
While Hamilton had opined in Federalist Paper six that “the weakness and wickedness of human nature” would lead to “frequent and violent contests. He then expands on this perspective in federalist Papers seven and eight. Then in the Ninth he makes the point…
The federalist side of the government is the side that should be supported. This view of the constitution is a better way to look at it because of a few reasons. Sure the anti-federalist have some good ideas but overall the federalist have a better view point of it. The ratification of the constitution was a huge part of the development of America and without it I don’t think we would be where we are today.
One of the reasons I believe the federalist should be supported is because they were definitely…
Federalist paper number 39 by James Madison were one of the 85 papers wrote to try and convince the states, specifically New York to consent the new Constitution. James Madison wrote this paper discussing the republican government under the Constitution. It starts of with Madison speaking on a republican government and how some countries “republican” government really not republican at all. He then goes on to talk about how citizens of the United States, not mentioned but specifically men will…
16 October 2014
Constitution: The Stronger Vessel
In the Federalist Papers, the pseudonymous author “Publius” was more than prepared to defend the new constitution against the anti-federalist.
No argument against the ratified constitution was valid
-because of how weak the articles of confederation was.
The answer to everything is simple: The Articles of Confederation is weak and freezes the government of it’s necessary power, but the ratified constitution…
The Federalist Papers were written in the 1780’s by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton and most of them are addressed to the “People of the State of New York.” The purpose of the Federalist Papers was to set up a new constitution by which the county could govern.
Article 1 of the Federalist Papers was written by Alexander Hamilton and it is considered the general introduction of the Federalist Papers. In the first article Hamilton…
Primary Source Assignment # 2
In Response to: The Federalist No. 39
Did James Madison believe that the Constitution created a republican government (a government run by the people rather than privately by leaders)? In my opinion, given the historical context of The Federalist No. 39, James Madison did believe that the Constitution created a republican government, a government run by the people, for the people.
My affirmative interpretation of James Madison’s position is…