Compare And Contrast Federalist And Anti Federalists

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On June 21, 1788 the Constitution of the United States of America was signed. It was signed by some of America’s greatest heroes. Men like George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. But just signing it wasn’t good enough. It needed to be ratified. To ratify something means to give it formal consent. In other words, make it valid. To be able to ratify the constitution, nine out of the thirteen states had to decide to abandon the articles of confederation, and support the constitution. With New Hampshire being the ninth state, the Constitution was ratified. Through this process, these men split into two groups as they argued their positions. Federalist, and Anti-Federalist. The Federalist wanted a strong central government, while the Anti-Federalist were looking more for individual freedoms. Federalist believed that the best way to protect individual freedoms was to have a large republic, but Anti Federalist opposed. They believe that to protect our rights, we must have a small republic. Anti-Federalist concluded “competition between interest…show more content…
The north, which was industrial, and the south, which consisted of plantations and farmers. The Anti-federalist believed that with that wide of a range of economic interests, the states would lead to turmoil. The federalist believed that with a large central government, the majority would rule, but the minority would still have a voice. But do they really? When it comes to gay rights, and the legalization of gay marriage, Mormonism is in the minority. Sure, our voice is technically heard, but it doesn’t really matter. Gay marriage is still legalized throughout the whole country. In this case, Mormons are still loving towards those who are gay even though they don’t personally believe it’s right, but a lot of interest groups fight for what they believe and if the majority is all that really matters, it doesn’t really matter at all what the minority
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