Anti Federalists Dbq Analysis

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After the American Revolution, two political parties by the people in an effort to form a government of their own. Anti-Federalists wanted small local government and Federalists wanted large Federal centered Government. Anti-Federalists are afraid of a strong government because “when the people fear the government, there is tyranny…[and] when the government fears the people there is liberty” (Doc B). This shows that the Anti-Federalists want a weak government because it is bad when the government is given all the power. Anti-Federalists argue for policies that support agriculture because “those who labor the earth are the chosen people of God” (Doc D). Anti-Federalists like local government because “our country is too large to have all the

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