Analysis Of Mercy Otis Warren

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Mercy Otis-Warren was among the first influential women in America. She was opposed to many things that the Federalist Americans brought about including many forms of the constitution and the Federalist Party. Warren in many aspects proved that she could create a better form of both the government and the constitution through the eighteen viewpoints listed in her writing, she expressed thoughts of the constitution and the federalist party that portrayed an evil like presence to the newly founded society, and did so in a manner that represented the anti-federalist party and what this party wanted for America. Throughout the writing known as, “Observations on the New Constitution” Mercy Otis Warren expressed many beliefs and ideas that suggested …show more content…
These ideas were centralized around the idea that a stronger central government could propel the country forward. However, similar parties formed, but they were supporting different ideas. Warren happened to be one of the many faces of this party known as the Anti-Federalist, and they supported ideas of a looser controlled government with more power among the states and those represented by the states. These Anti-Federalists and Warren specifically opposed the Federalist Party and their constitution for many reasons. These reasons included ideas such that the constitution did not provide enough safety and stability to Americans who fought for that freedom, but instead it empowered the nation and left no power to the individual states. The evidence was spread throughout each form of government presented in the states through unlimited term time, self-pay raises, and no cap to the power the judicial courts could bestow upon the states. Warren also disliked the ideas brought forth from the federalist because it assumed a role of, “…a Republican form of government, founded on the principles of monarchy – a democratick [sic] branch with the features of aristocracy…” (Warren 161). Furthermore Warren allowed this idea to demonstrate that America was essentially turning themselves into what they broke free from. Through the expansion of …show more content…
The Federalist Party believed in running country based on the containment of power within the central government, and therefore they would be able to control the states. However, the anti-federalist viewed the government as a source to keep the country intact, but allow the people to make and have their own freedom. Generally, in the aspect of viewing two different political parties, one supported the exact opposite of what the other wanted. In regards to the constitution, the anti-federalist concluded that the constitution gave too much power to both the government as well as those involved with the government, and it did little to protect those that protect the country. Presumably Warren and the anti-federals viewed an ideal society as one that remained small with a state government that aided its people as much as possible. Therefore, when the constitution was discovered it opposed all beliefs held by Warren and struck up the point to keep the power limited and keep the country

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