Federalists vs Anti Federalists
The Federalists vs. The Anti-Federalists
tyranny would be practically diminished. Originally, the separate states were
respect of other countries. This caused a lot of thinking and it was decided that
a document needed to be created to strengthen the central government and at the same
time ensuring the safety of the states. So came to be the constitution. The
Both groups, the federalist and anti-federalists recognized the fact that
had been negative effects of power and the result was very clear. British vocation had
made them very aware of the threat of corruption. Therefore, they wanted to make a
government that would ensure the duration of an just republic. The federalists exclaimed
that the constitution was the only way they could reach this goal of a just society.
As James Wilson had said, the constitution would not give all the power to the
legislature unless it was legally written down to ensure power was not mistreated. In the
execution of foreign powers.
The view of the anti-federalists were obviously different. They believed
that the power given to the congress was not safe since it put them too much in
tranquillity and provide for the common defense…” The anti-federalists feared that the
actual people would not be fairly represented by their new government since they would have
it is for and by the people. Especially since America is so large, it does not ensure
everyone’s opinion would be heard. Many people did not like the idea of having representatives
individual freedom and are deprived of their rights.
Yet, Madison a federalist stated that in a small republic, tyranny could be
much more assessable since it would be easier to dominate others. Unlike in a
dominate others. Even in individual states it is easy to elect officials since people can be
easily controlled when there aren’t many people. In other word, the more the people, the less
chance of bribery and inducement. Another benefit of a larger republic is that there
would be a variety of people representing them and their would be many candidates to pick
from. Ensuring the highest quality government. In a small republic, options would
be very select making it an unfair election.
Besides finding officials to best represent the people, there were many other
controversial topics that faced the American people. The topic of taxation
brought about many different ideas of what should be. The anti-federalists believed that by
The first problem they found was that states would not want to have two state taxes.
This is unfair to the people. They also argued that a state tax was unfair since each state
was different with different needs. This could very well destroy a state economically while
other states be fine.
The federalists believed that congress had all the right to have direct
taxation in ensure the safety of national security. The claimed that the constitution
was created to make sure the sovereign power of the states was protected. The state
As stated before, both sides wanted to create a country where the peoples
voice was heard and tyranny would not happen, but the way to accomplish this was a
conflicting. The topic of power and who got what had torn America apart but
soon enough, they formed a perfect solution in which both views where united to
protect the citizens rights.