Federalists: supported the ratification of the US Constitution Anti-Federalists: opposed the ratification of the US Constitution The debate between the two sides produced the Bill of Rights
Federalists Versus Anti-Federalists
Federalists: A group of people who supported ratifying the US Constitution in 1787, advocating a strong central government. Anti-Federalists: A group of people who opposed ratifying the US Constitution in 1787, advocating for states' rights and a weaker central government. Bill of Rights: The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791, which protect individual freedoms from government power.
Use THREE words to describe the ANTI-FEDERALISTS
Use THREE words to describe the FEDERALISTS
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- Federalists believed in a strong central government, while Anti-Federalists wanted more power for the states.
- Federalists supported the Constitution, while Anti-Federalists wanted it to be amended.
- Federalists wanted to keep slavery, while Anti-Federalists wanted to abolish it.
James Madison, known as the 'Father of the Constitution', was a Federalist. The Federalist Party was founded by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Thomas Jefferson, a leader of the Anti-Federalist movement, was the main author of the Declaration of Independence.
Draw / write: What arguments did the Federalists and Anti-Federalists use to support their positions?
Draw / write: How did the views of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists ultimately shape the Constitution?
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What similarities between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists can you identify?
What differences between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists can you identify?
What is a primary difference between Federalists and Anti-Federalists?