The Anti Federalist Papers On The United States Constitution

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The Anti-Federalist Papers, which is a series of articles against the formation of a large federal government, emerged after the United Sates Constitution was drafted. The Anti-Federalist Papers include the many concerns of a writer by the name of Brutus. As a response John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison wrote multiple responses in favor of the formation of the federal government under one pen name; Publius. The examination of the Anti-Federalist Papers with the response of the Federalist Papers display the various agreements with overlapping ideals that were expressed after the creation of the United States Constitution. The competing works of Brutus and Publius demonstrate similar themes such as a supporting a limited and republican form of government and the value of liberty. These works differ in accepting the ways in which the Constitution plans act upon these previously stated ideals A characteristic of a strong and fair government is it should be considered a republic. In Brutus’ first article he addresses the citizens of New York State with caution as he exposes the flaws of the United States government after their liberation from British rule. He draws attention to the importance of his fellow citizens’ stance on the adaptation of the Constitution. Brutus states that “the most important question that was ever proposed to your decision, or to the decision of any people under heaven, is before you, and you are to decide upon it by men of your own…

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