Essays Tagged: "Anti-Federalist"

Federalist Vs. Anti-federalist.

brought a division among the American people. There were two groups called the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists believed the Constitution was good, while the Anti-Federalists tho ... t the Constitution would not be able to protect the people well enough.Both the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists believed that power was being abused. Therefore, they wanted to make a government t ...

(2 pages) 126 1 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Difference of Opinion in American politics.

mmitteemen of the Constitutional Convention and these two points of view were commonly known as the Anti-Federalist and the Federalist. Federalists, essentially, believed that a government that was mo ... that was more centralized would be more efficient and lessen the burden upon individual states. The Anti-Federalists, in comparison, believed that this centralized system was more like a monarchy than ...

(5 pages) 81 1 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Why the United States Constitution is Unique.

st difference between our inspiration and our reality is, our constitution is down on paper. As the Anti-federalist and the Federalist battled out the pros and cons of this document, and as people wer ...

(3 pages) 80 0 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

HOw did the Constitution set the precedent for the Civil War?

" and eventually led to Civil War. During this process there was a conflict between Federalists and Anti-Federalist who supported and rejected different things. When discussing about the federal gover ... says Elkins in his chapter "The Founding Fathers: Radicals or Conservatives". On the contrary, the Anti-Federalists believed "that such a government would limit not only the sovereign power of the st ...

(4 pages) 88 2 3.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

This essay is on Strict vs. Loose construction during the presidencies of Madison and Jefferson

ite of what they originally believed in.In the years before his presidency, Thomas Jefferson was an anti-Federalist who believed in strict- construction of the Constitution. After the constitutional c ...

(5 pages) 55 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Thomas Jefferson By: Tan Ly

(5 pages) 53 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

American Politics

most commonly groups that debated over the United States Constitution were the Federalists, and the Anti-Federalists. Many of the rights and rules of our national and state governments were establishe ... tatives chosen in a federalist run government would be more trustworthy and reliable then that of a anti-federalist government. "In the next place, as each representative will be chosen by a greater n ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Federalists vs. The Anti-Federalists

er compromise to it, one must define the nature of a republican government. Both the Federalist and Anti-Federalist set forth their distinctive views on the quality of representational government, but ... een the wealth and influence of the elected and the electorate. Samuel Adams and Richard Henry Lee (Anti-Federalists) believed that to maintain the character of republican government, which was the be ...

(5 pages) 164 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The History of Judicial Review

r was established.Federalist John Adams lost the Presidential election of 1800 to the leader of the Anti-Federalist party, Thomas Jefferson. The Judiciary Act of 1801 allowed Adams to appoint 42 justi ...

(6 pages) 139 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

"Although Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were two great leaders in U.S. History, they both had very different views of Government and the Economy."

central government, a Federal Bank, and a stable financial system. Jefferson was the creator of the Anti-Federalist Party who did not favor strong central government, and believed in an agrarian econo ... c of individual liberty and uniting the people; Hamilton and the Federalists, and Jefferson and the Anti-Federalists had different views of this. The disagreement between the two parties would bring a ...

(3 pages) 102 3 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Federalists and anti-federalists

The intent of this essay is to show different viewpoints of federalists and anti-federalist colonists and how they were overcome by compromises to form our constitution.It i ... verse competing interests would prevent a unified majority from exerting control over minorities.Anti-Federalists were all those whose views did not match those of federalists. The group consisted ... ould lessen their influence in political and commercial decision makings drastically was considered anti-federalists. This group feared that centralized power of federal government would isolate them. ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Revolutionary War

to review certain key issues such as states' rights, fear of a standing army, and fear of factions. Anti-Federalists argued again and again that a national government was merely a prelude to the estab ... ational government was merely a prelude to the establishment of an aristocratic class. Indeed, many Anti-Federalists drew upon the rhetoric of the Revolution to argue against a strong national governm ...

(1 pages) 341 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

A people's history of the United States - "A kind of Revolution" Summary and reflections

n and eventually led to Civil War. During this process there was a conflict between Federalists and Anti-Federalist who supported and rejected different things. But although the Anti-Federalists belie ... tates but also their own power within those states. The consequent argument between Federalists and Anti-Federalists produced the Bill of Rights, but it certainly did not solve the disagreement betwee ...

(2 pages) 47 0 4.3 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Federalist Party: A “Half Way House”

enturies, the American political system was divided into two major parties, the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists (later the Democratic-Republicans). The Anti-Federalists were quite liberal whereas ... on, the Fedaralists were a sort of "half way house" between the Parliament-ruled past and the Anti-Federalist future. The main reasons that the Federalist system was seen as an intermedia ...

(1 pages) 336 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

To Be Or Not Be? A Federalist That Is....

Danny Burke Period 1 Date:02/26/02 To be federalist or Anti-Federalist… That is the Question… The ratification of the Constitution will shape ...

(1 pages) 412 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

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or political party in the early years of the U.S. favoring a strong centralized national government anti-federalist - people who believed that expanding the power of the central government at the expe ...

(3 pages) 10 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

History - Federalist versus Anti-Federalist

idn’t hang around for the convention, he paid close attention to the ratification debates with Anti-Federalists, George Mason and Patrick Henry.Even though the Anti-Federalist had lost the ratifi ... inions represent an important contribution to the American political tradition (Ketcham, 1981). The Anti-Federalist lost the ratification because they did not present a clear and convincing explanatio ...

(3 pages) 40 2 3.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Branches of Government

ake some time. The focus on individual rights gave the Federalists the winning hand. Eventually the Anti-Federalists organization would crumble. Within each state, Federalists and Anti-Federalists arg ... ould crumble. Within each state, Federalists and Anti-Federalists argued over the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists hoped to kill the document altogether or at least improve it with a bill or rights. ...

(7 pages) 122 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Debates at the Constitutional Congress and Constitutional Ratification Debates

be easy to obtain. The debates over ratification split into two majorities- the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Anti-Federalists resisted ratification because they believed that the Constitu ... of the states, did not provide a bill of rights, and wielded too much power to Congress. While the Anti-Federalists were resisting, the Federalists, in a much more organized effort, proposed solution ...

(3 pages) 368 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Evolution vs. Devolution of the U.S. Federal Government

he issues that states might disagree on, essentially moving toward a unification of the states. The Anti-Federalist feared this central government would in time grow into a tyrannical body that the st ... For the most part the Democrats would take the federalist role and the Republicans would argue the anti-federalist role. Since the times of our founding fathers there is a general consensus that our ...

(9 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2013

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government