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    Cornell, Saul. The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism & the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828.Williamsburg: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. Thesis: Cornell argues that there is an evolving tradition of dissenting public discourse that "was shaped by a constantly shifting set of texts that defined what Anti-Federalism meant at various moments (2-3)." Themes: A recurring theme throughout the text was the vitality of the press. In order for ideas, both Federalist and Anti-Federalist, to spread, the press needed to exist. The press was important as well, because the press did not just present ideas, but crafted them as well (much like we see today). An extension on the theme of the vitality of the press is the interpretation…

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    Anti Federalism Dbq

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    Constitution out for ratification by the people, forcing every patriot to choose their side: either to be an Anti-Federalist or a Federalist. The Anti-Federalists, who upheld a small republic founded upon a bill of rights as the best form of administration, viewed the Constitution as an inadequate safeguard of their hard-won liberties, and they therefore condemned it as extremely dangerous. The Federalists, conversely, firmly believed that without a larger government, the unchecked power of…

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    Brutus Anti Federalism

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    Although the writers of the Brutus essays understood the importance of amending the Articles of Confederation, they nonetheless opposed the ratification of the Constitution. The Anti-Federalist, who wrote the “Brutus” essays in response to the Federalist Papers, were concerned about a powerful centralized government, individual rights and equal representation. In the first of the Brutus essays, the Anti-Federalist articulate their concerns about a strong federal government. The second of the…

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    Federalism is a political concept in which a group of members are bound together by covenant with a governing representative head. The term "federalism" is also used to describe a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units . Federalism is a system based upon democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern is shared between national and provincial/state governments, creating what is…

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    “I had rather be a free citizen of a small republic of Massachussetts, than an oppressed subject to the American empire.” said by Antifederalist "Anti-Federalist Papers: "A Federalist"" Anti-Federalist Papers: "A Federalist", 1787.. Driven by fear of tyranny, the Antifederalist created an appealing counterargument that opposed the entity of the Constitution. After the antifederalist enforced modifications and the ratification of the Bill of Rights…

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    In Federalism, there are two or more levels of government that have a formal authority over the land and people under it. They have a system of shared powers. There are two categories that people can fall under regarding this, Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Federalists are people who are advocates of the Federalist Party, On the other hand we have the Anti-Federalists. They are people who are against Federalism and oppose the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and believe that the…

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    However through the events following the constitution’s ratification such as the whiskey rebellion, the installation of a national bank, and the passing of the sedition act, the anti-Federalist’s concerns of the new republic were proved valid. One of the anti-Federalists main concerns and the first real threat to the new constitution, was that a small government would not be able to represent the concerns and interests of America’s large and diverse population. This concern was proved…

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    After the American War for Independence, the Americans were under the control of the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation set up a weak national government. This system was highly ineffective because the creators of it did not want to restrict the rights of the people as the tyrannical British leaders had in the past. Certain events, such as Shays’ Rebellions, stressed the need for a stronger centralized government. In place of the Articles of Confederation was the US…

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    From around 1780 to around 1840, America struggled with the Constitutional Convention, Federalism and anti-federalism, the war of 1812 during the Jeffersonian age, the Jacksonian age, and the fight for equal right for all people living in America. Struggling through these events is what made America become the country it is today. In 1787, the Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the major dissuasions at the Convention was how the states would be…

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    Essay On Anti Federalism

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    I support the Anti-Federalists, because they did not disapprove of federalism, and all that they wanted to do was make improvements. Anti-Federalism worked on being able to put more power into the state’s hands, by giving the state governments more control. Just as the Anti-Federalist have confidence in the Constitution, I agree with them. However, when the Bill of Rights was later on added it became very crucial and mandatory. The Bill of Rights is a huge role in our personal rights that we…

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