Essay on The Differences Between Federalists And The Antifederalists

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In 1783 the English colonies had become the American colonies and were being lead by the Articles of Confederation and although the newly found freedom was much to celebrate the Articles of Confederation were not. This is because the 13 articles that composed the Articles of Confederation had several weaknesses and lacked a strong central government. After the Shay’s Rebellion, a series of protests lead by American farmers’ in Massachusetts against newly enforced tax collections, in 1787 it was clear to the leaders of the Americas that a change needed to happen. In order to make these changes a completely new document needed to be placed into action. With the idea of new governing document coming into place two political parties formed, the Federalists and the Antifederalists, with the intention of getting their political views recognized. Each group wrote a series of 85 papers, the Federalist papers or the antifederalist papers, and published them in New York newspapers to encourage citizens to join their side. Although the Federalists and the Antifederalists both wanted to improve their country that was one of the only things they had in common.
The first article in both the Federalist and Antifederalist papers is and introduction to the views and opinions of each side. The Federalists paper one states that were believed in having a strong central government and wanted to evenly divide power among different branches of government. In writing the first Federalist paper…

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