Federalists Vs Anti-Federalists

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The Federalists had a better belief on improving the government. They believed in ratification. They knew if you separated the powers of government under three branches, it would protect the rights of people. No one branch has more authority than the other. The Federalists were more educated while the Anti-Federalists were of poor families and less educated. They believed the Article of Confederation were ineffective. They believed the government should be strong and should protect the people.
The Federalists favored the Constitution while the Anti-Federalists opposed it. Federalists believed the articles were too weak and the United States needed a strong government to protect the nation. Federalist No. 39 states, “We may define …show more content…

The Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch were created and they all have equal powers. Federalist No. 51 states, “It is evident that each department should have a will of its own; and consequently should be so constituted that the members of each should have as little agency as possible in the appointment of the members of the others … But the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others.” The Anti-Federalists believed the executive branch had too much power and that it became a monarch government. Richard Henry Lee's Objections to the Constitution states, “In the new Constitution, the President and Senate have all the executive, and two thirds of the legislative power. In some weighty instances, (as making all kinds of treaties, which are to be the laws of the land,) they have the whole legislative and executive powers. They, jointly, appoint all officers, civil and military; and they (the Senate) try all impeachments, either of their own members or of the officers appointed by themselves.”
The Anti-Federalists make invalid arguments because the national government doesn’t hold too much power. The state governments still make decisions for that specific state. Also, three branches of the government were created so the government wouldn’t become power. It protects the natural rights of the people. The Anti-Federalists only had demands and no educated solution to their

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