Compare And Contrast A Strong State Government

697 Words3 Pages

Strong federal government v Strong state government The federalists and Democratic-Republicans are like K-State and KU; they both don’t agree on everything. They were the first political parties. Both the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans didn’t listen to George Washington’s advice and they made separate parties. This caused conflict within the government when they couldn’t decide. The Federalists had very strong views about the government as a whole. The party wanted to a strong national government. Most Federalists were from the northern states. Alexander Hamilton wanted the strong national government for the interests of commerce and industry. This would give america money and why would America need money? The United States …show more content…

Thomas Jefferson was one of the leaders of the Democratic-Republican party. Thomas was the third president of The United States. Jefferson and Hamilton often didn’t agree on anything that came up. If there was something to debate, they debated the topic. Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans didn't like the idea of a strong national government. They thought it was too much like Great Britain and they didn’t want that again. A strong state government helped reduce the power of the president and that is exactly what Jefferson and the Anti-Federalists wanted. The Anti-Federalists used the Articles of Confederation in most of their decisions. The Articles greatly influenced the Democratic-Republicans in most of their opinions. The Anti- Federalists liked the Articles better because it gave states more powers and rights than the Constitution. When the Federalists ratified the constitution, it did not go well with the other side, the Anti- Federalist. The ratification of the Constitution really helped the Federalists cause. This change gave more power and much needed power to the federal government, but the Democratic- Republicans didn’t like that. The Anti- Federalists liked the weaker national government because they couldn't abuse powers and they would need the states. They didn’t want to run into the same issues that they ran away from with Great

Open Document