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

Federalist ideals and opinions

Supported a strong central government.

Anti-Federalist ideals and opinions

Opposed creation of a strong central government

Local politicians, feared loss of power with constitution

List of Federalists

Main leader of Federalists

Alexander Hamilton

Edmond Randolph

James Madison

George Washington

John Jay

Benjamin Franklin

List of Anti-Federalists

Leader of Anti-Federalists

Thomas Jefferson

Major AFs

William Paterson

Patrick Henry

George Mason


Articles of Confederation

Required unanimous decision to change it

Long debate to ratify

Rhode Island was the final state.

Much needed improvement

AF Views

Much improvement needed

Entirely uncontested government body

Relied on rhetoric of Revolutionary War

Step away from democracy and back to the evil monarchy.

Gave president too much power

No Bill of Rights

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

F views

Inadequacies of national government

Strong govt. would help the economy grow

Federalist Papers

Series of 85 essays

Exemplified the Federalist ideals

Written by, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison

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