The most basic point of difference between the federalists and the anti-federalists was its lack of

The most basic point of difference between the federalists and
the anti-federalists was its lack of a(n)

Related Posts

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. The main difference between the two is that the Federalists wanted a strong central government and weak state governments. The Antifederalists favored more power in the states. Also, the Antifederalists favored the Articles of Confederation while Federalists favored the Constitution. The main similarity was their mutual agreement to a democratic or republic government, neither wanted anything to do with a monarchy. 

  2. The Federalists believed that American foreign policy should favor British interests, while the Democratic-Republicans wanted to strengthen ties with the French. The Democratic-Republicans supported the government that had taken over France after the revolution of 1789.

    Explanation:

  3. Federalists agree to the constitution and believe that a strong central government is needed for the preservation of the union. They focused and criticized the flaws of Articles of Confederation and view their rivals as having no solutions. The leaders in this government are strong and well organized. Anti-Federalists on the other hand, agree to the weak federal government and fully supported the bill of rights; they further argued that the constitution being proposed by the federalists contain no protection of the rights of the individual. They are skeptical on the constitution as it is being influenced by the colonialism.

  4. 1. The federalists were for the Ratification of the constitution and the Anti-Federalists were not (IDK where they resided)
    2. Anti-Federalists were against the Constitution because they thought it gave too much power to a central government and not enough to the states/people, allowing tyranny to happen
    3. This was solved by adding a Bill of rights, a lost of rights stating the people's freedoms

  5. Anti-federalist wanted the central government to be weak and states to have more authority. The Federalist wanted a strong central government. 

  6. Federalist were in principle of the view of a limited republic, therefore their interpretation of the Constitution was more or less a set of principles to ensure the supremacy of the upper classes and of the whites against non-whites. Summarizing, they were conservatives, with the view of establishing a strong national government, and internationally more sympathetic to Great Britain than to revolutionary France, and then to Napoleon. Famous constituents were  Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and John Marshall. Geographically they represented the elites of the cities (such as Boston, New York) and New England. Due to their view of a more centralized government, economically they appealed to the creation of a national bank, the creation of a national debt.

    In contrast, Democratic-Republicans opposed this views of a strong centralized government, view it as a potential threat to republicanism, were Francophiles (although moderating it specially after the Reign of Terror) and strongly opposed the idea of a National Bank. Constituents were Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Geographically they rerpesented the South, and the frointier.

    Explanation:

    The creation of the parties reflected the contradictions of the independence war, and of the previous Continental Congress. Broadly, it was the sense of the continuation of a British-style of government, with a strong centralized federal state, and in a way pro-oligarquic (not a democracy) much as British parliamentarism had been working since the XVII century, this were the Federalist, and its geographical base and constituents reflected this, for example Hamilton was a New Yorker lawyer, advocating for manufacture and trade, with a strong professional army, or John Adams who hailed from Massachussets and was also more sympathetic to a commercial economy and of normalizing the US-Great Britain relations (he was indeed appointed as ambassador to the British court).

    In contrast Jefferson and Madison shared the view of a democracy based on small agrarian property, did not favored a strong centralized government and also supported Francophile views (although always from the point of view of keeping the US neutrality). The geographical base reflected this, as the South was a collecton of latifundia, while the frontier, ever-expanding was the terrain of dipsute for the landless.

    Thus the Democratic-Republicans were innovative in the political, but conservative in the economics, while the Federalists where conservative in the political and innovative in economics.

  7. Federalists agree to the constitution and believe that a strong central government is needed for the preservation of the union. They focused and criticized the flaws of Articles of Confederation and view their rivals as having no solutions. The leaders in this government are strong and well organized. Anti-Federalists on the other hand, agree to the weak federal government and fully supported the bill of rights; they further argued that the constitution being proposed by the federalists contain no protection of the rights of the individual. They are skeptical on the constitution as it is being influenced by the colonialism.

  8. Federalists believed in a strong federal govt. and believed that one of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation was that the federal govt. lacked power. They also believed in a loose interpretation of the Constitution.

    The Democratic-Republican/Anti-Federalists wanted the power of the federal govt. to be limited and that state govts should have more power. They also had strict interpretations of the Constitution, and also wanted low taxes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *