Compare And Contrast The Federalist And The Anti Federalists

The Federalists and the Anti Federalists have different viewpoints on the clauses presented. The federalist paper number 33 presents the argument that the Federal government is granted authority to make all laws that are necessary and proper for the United States. These laws are to be the supreme law of the land. The Antifederalists disagreed with this idea because they believed it would give too much power to the Federal Government leaving the people and the state governments vulnerable. The federalists saw the idea of doing what is necessary and proper for everyone the best possible solution to the United States. It is necessary for the federal government to have the necessary power for the states to follow in order for the nation to stay …show more content…
While the anti federalists only focus on what they do not like about the current government. The anti federalists fail to realize that the legislature of the federal government cooperate together from different branches that they created themselves. Each branch of the federal government check the other to make sure only the most important and efficient laws actually pass. The judicial branch checks and makes sure that laws are interpreted the way they are supposed to. This branch does not work to cooperate with the other branches to take over the United States and gain complete control of everyone inside the country. The anti federalists see the federal government as one that agree with each other and that will simply pass any law that they wish in order to make them richer and stronger, but in reality only truly necessary laws would be allowed to pass. They forget what happened back in the late 1700s when states and their governments power were greatly uneven. The states that could offer more economically would inevitably have more power leaving other states weak. The federal government helped fix this problem by creating a Union that helped every state. In more recent time, in the 1900s the power between state government and federal government fluctuated. At some point the state government did not want help from the federal …show more content…
The federalists knew that the government they were implementing would have many checks and balances that would help secure the safety of the people, states, and ultimately the government. The anti federalists brutus papers number five and six did not see it this way and instead misapplied the federal government as a complete power as a whole instead of separate

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