Federalist vs. Antifederalist: Federalist vs. Antifederalist Chapter 5.2
The Constitution: The Constitution Delegates of the Constitutional Convention voted on the Constitution in 1787 However, for it to be official it had to be ratified ,or approved by at least 9 of the 13 states Only those states that ratified the constitution, would be part of the new nation. …. The fight begins
Federalists: Federalists Supported the Constitution and wanted a strong national government Reasons for support Protect the States Maintain Order Regulate Trade Protect citizen’s rights
Anti-Federalists: Anti-Federalists Opposed the Constitution and wanted a WEAK National government and STRONG state governments Reasons: Politicians could be closer to the people they represent Protect people’s liberties Limit the abuse of power Anti-federalists feared the “necessary and proper” clause Anti-Federalist argued that a Bill of Rights needed to be included in the Constitution
Patrick Henry’s View Revolutionary War Hero: Patrick Henry’s View Revolutionary War Hero “Mr. Chairman, the necessity for a bill of rights appears to me to be greater in this government that every it was in any government before…All rights not expressly reserved to the people are relinquished [given up] to rulers” Judging from this quote, was Patrick Henry a Federalist or an Anti-federalist?
Federalist Papers: Federalist Papers Written by pro-Constitutionalists: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay Essays written in newspapers to support the ratification of the Constitution
Ratification: Ratification N ew Hampshire was the 9 th state to ratify the Constitution in June 1788 making the Constitution official