Essay about The Conflict Between Federalists and Anti-Federalists

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The Conflict between Federalists and Anti-Federalists

The Conflict between Federalists and Anti-Federalists
While the anti-Federalists believed the Constitution and formation of a National Government would lead to a monarchy or aristocracy, the Federalists vision of the country supported the belief that a National Government based on the Articles of the Confederation was inadequate to support an ever growing and expanding nation.
After the constitution was signed the next step was ratification by a least nine states. Ratification by the states was by no means a fore gone conclusion in 1887. Any state not ratifying the constitution would be considered a separate country. The Federalists and Anti-Federalists had very different
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In a republic, representatives elected by the people make the decisions of government.”
The debate did not end with the ratification of the constitution between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The debate still rages on today. In today’s political environment all the founding fathers of our nation would have to be Anti-Federalists. According to Anti-Federal Party (n.d.), “Washington warned against foreign alliances and international friendships, Madison believed there were strict limits on the federal government listed in the constitution, and Jefferson believed religious limits were absolute.” (para. 5). The Federalists and Anti-Federalists debate has developed though the generations, the revolutionary period, the civil war, the gilded age and progressive Era and the new deal. A common denominator has existed in each of the era’s, Federalists have gained enormous political power through greed and corruption by forming alliances with big business and corporate elites who could provided the financing to launch political careers for those that are willing to advance the goals and policies of corporate America.
The federal government today continues to make the same mistakes of the past. Our political leadership, democrat and republican are still involved in greed, corruption and pandering to special interests groups to maintain political power. Like President Roosevelt who was considered the savior of the

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