Federalists Vs. Antifederalists

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Federalists Vs. Antifederalists by Mind Map: Federalists Vs. Antifederalists

1. Antifederalists

1.1. Found many problems in the constitution

1.2. Argued that the document would give the country a new and untested from of government

1.3. Stessed the virtues of local rule and associated central power with tyrannical monarchs

1.4. Thought that the Constitution gave the president too much power

1.5. Critisized the Constitution for its lack of the Bill of Rights

1.6. Believed in a type of government known as agrarian republicanism

2. Federalists

2.1. Focused their arguments on the defects of national government under the Articles of condfederation

2.2. More favorably disposed toward comerce

2.3. Argued that a strong cental government would house the commercial growth of the new country

2.4. More aware of the economic and social changes transforming American society

2.5. Three Federalists wrote the Federalists papers (John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison)

3. Federalists Papers

3.1. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison

3.2. Communicates the cental ideas of the Federalists

3.3. Makes a persuasive case for the need of a federal gov. in keeping order and securing the liberty of a lage republic

3.4. States that a weak union of the states will make the country more vulnerable to internal and external damage (civil war and invasion from foreign powers)

3.5. The Federalist number 10 is the most famous. Written by James Madison

4. The Outcome

4.1. After the Constitution had been created, Federalists leaders retuned to their states to elect Federalists delagates to the state conventions

4.2. By 1790,all thirteen states had ratified the document, giving the Federalists a great victory

4.3. 1791,the Bill of Rights was added like the Antifederalists wanted