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Federalist Vs Antifederalists

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Antifederalist vs Federalist: Key Differences
Antifederalists were opposed to the ratification of the US Constitution, while Federalists sought to ratify it. Antifederalists valued states' rights and a weak central government, while Federalists sought a strong central government. Antifederalists wanted a Bill of Rights to protect citizens' rights, while Federalists initially did not.
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Antifederalist vs Federalist
Antifederalists: Group of people who opposed the ratification of the US Constitution in 1788. They felt the Constitution delegated too much power to the federal government and threatened the civil liberties of citizens.
Federalists: Group of people who supported the ratification of the US Constitution in 1788. They argued that the Constitution was necessary to ensure a strong, unified nation and protect the civil liberties of citizens.
Checks and Balances: System in the US Constitution which limits the power of the federal government by dividing it into three branches: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
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Did you know?
Alexander Hamilton was a Federalist who wrote most of the Federalist Papers, which were a series of essays advocating for the ratification of the Constitution. The Antifederalists were opposed to the US Constitution and did not support the idea of a strong central government. The Antifederalists argued for the protection of individual rights, while the Federalists argued for a stronger federal government with more power.
4. Word cloud
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In a few words, what was the primary debate between the Antifederalists and Federalists?
5. Poll
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Who among the following was an influential Antifederalist figure?
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Adams
  • Patrick Henry
6. Poll
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Which group believed that a strong national government would threaten individual liberties?
  • Antifederalists
  • Federalists
7. Poll
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What was the main concern of the Antifederalists regarding the Constitution?
  • Lack of a Bill of Rights
  • Inadequate representation for smaller states
  • Weakness in foreign policy
  • Too much power to the central government
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The US Constitution
Outlines the structure of the federal government and its powers. Establishes the rights of citizens. Protects states' rights and ensures a system of checks and balances.
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Us Constitution
The Preamble: The Preamble is the introductory statement to the United States Constitution that explains the reasons for writing the document and the goals of the government it establishes.
Separation of Powers: Separation of Powers is the division of governmental powers among different branches of government. This division of powers helps to protect citizens of the United States from the abuse of power by any one branch of government.
Checks and Balances: Checks and Balances is the system of powers between the three branches of government to keep each other in check. This system helps to ensure that no one branch of government has too much power.
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Did you know?
The US Constitution was written in secret during the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia. There are only four original copies of the US Constitution in existence. Only 39 of the original 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the US Constitution.
11. Open question
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What is the importance of the Constitution in our society today?
12. Personalised Feedback
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How does the U.S. Constitution protect individual rights and promote a system of checks and balances?
13. Open question
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How would our society be different without the Constitution?
14. Open question
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How does the Constitution protect our rights as citizens?
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Name the three branches of the U.S. government?
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The Role of Government in the US Constitution
The Bill of Rights outlines the basic rights of citizens and limits the powers of the government. The three branches of government - the Judiciary, Executive, and Senate - are responsible for ensuring the enforcement of laws. The Constitution outlawed slavery and established a system of taxation.
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Did you know?
The Bill of Rights was drafted by James Madison, who later became the 4th President of the United States. The Judicial branch of the U.S. government was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. The Senate was originally designed to be a check on the power of the executive branch, allowing the President to be overruled by a two-thirds majority vote.
18. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a pancake with wings flying in the sky
19. Poll
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Which amendment in the United States Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech?
  • Second Amendment
  • First Amendment
  • Fourth Amendment
20. Poll
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What is the highest court in the United States?
  • Circuit Court
  • Supreme Court
  • District Court
21. Poll
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When was slavery abolished in the United States?
  • 1776
  • 1812
  • 1865
22. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What is the significance of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in regards to slavery and taxation?

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