Federalists Vs. Compare And Contrast The Federalist And The Anti-Federalists

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Gage Lozano
Perception

Recently gaining independence from Great Britain was a notable achievement for the new country of America, but a great divide in the thoughts and actions that would determine the fate of the government became increasingly uneasy. Two opposing ways of thinking evolved and battled for how we would establish our country: the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. While both seemingly concerned for the well being of the country, the predominant factor that separates Anti-Federalist Mery Otis Warren from Federalist James Madison is the perception they had over the citizens in their relation to the government. James Madison was concerned with the stability a republic could provide, while Mery Otis Warren wanted to ensure that the government was small, secure, and did not become to powerful or aristocratic. Raised by a wealthy family and very well educated, James Madison easily became a dominant figure in politics. “By the 1780’s, James Madison had had his finger in every kind of political pie on the local, state, confederation, and finally national level.” (Roark 190). This makes it easy to understand why Madison was able to break apart different forms of government, comprehend them, and contemplate their advantages and disadvantages. He wrote the Federalist Number 10 in 1787, which addresses the problems
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Mercy even thought that it was obvious they were up to something “ they shut the doors to the federal convention” (Warren164). However, by reading both James Madison’s The Federalist Number 10 and Mercy Otis Warren’s Observations on the New Constitution, it can be implied that both of these influential people cared deeply for the well-being and future of the citizens. James feared the people becoming to powerful, Mercy feared the government becoming to powerful, but both of them shared a love for their country that should be admired and

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