Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists

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Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists by Mind Map: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists

1. Federalist ideals and opinions

1.1. Supported a strong central government.

2. Anti-Federalist ideals and opinions

2.1. Opposed creation of a strong central government

2.2. Local politicians, feared loss of power with constitution

3. List of Federalists

3.1. Main leader of Federalists

3.1.1. Alexander Hamilton

3.2. Edmond Randolph

3.3. James Madison

3.4. George Washington

3.5. John Jay

3.6. Benjamin Franklin

4. List of Anti-Federalists

4.1. Leader of Anti-Federalists

4.1.1. Thomas Jefferson

4.2. Major AFs

4.2.1. William Paterson

4.2.2. Patrick Henry

4.2.3. George Mason

5. Constitution

5.1. Articles of Confederation

5.1.1. Required unanimous decision to change it

5.2. Long debate to ratify

5.2.1. Rhode Island was the final state.

5.3. Much needed improvement

6. AF Views

6.1. Much improvement needed

6.2. Entirely uncontested government body

6.3. Relied on rhetoric of Revolutionary War

6.3.1. Step away from democracy and back to the evil monarchy.

6.4. Gave president too much power

6.5. No Bill of Rights

6.6. Many said that it's okay if the Bill of Rights would be added.

7. F views

7.1. Inadequacies of national government

7.2. Strong govt. would help the economy grow

8. Federalist Papers

8.1. Series of 85 essays

8.2. Exemplified the Federalist ideals

8.2.1. Written by Alexander Hamilton John Jay James Madison

8.3. New node