The Pros And Cons Of The Anti-Federalists

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I would choose to be an Anti-Federalist because they did not loathe federalism, they just had felt the need to make some improvements. They had strived to put more power into the hands of the states. As the Anti-Federalists believes, I strongly agree with the constitution but I truly believe the bill of rights which was added later was very crucial to the U.S Constitution. The bill of rights has a big part in the citizen’s personal rights that people have all the time. I honestly can’t fathom what our country would be like if we did not have these rights being put into place.
Federalists were persons of the U.S citizens of the United States who had believed that the constitution of the U.S was good how it was. Federalists wanted a strong centralized government. “A pure democracy can admit no cure for the …show more content…

Federalists from larger states were all in approval of the Virginia Plan since it would give power to the larger states. “A government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people; and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior.”
The Anti-Federalists was not entirely against federalism they just wanted all of the states to possess additional power. Some of the Anti- Federalists concentrated on the “Bill of Rights”, while others really had just despised the constitution totally. “As long as we can preserve our unalienable rights, we are in safety.”
Anti-Federalists were more likely to side with the New Jersey Plan rather than favoring the Virginia Plan like the Federalists. The outcome of the New Jersey Plan would be giving power to all states just like the Anti- Federalists favored. “That it is more than probable that the state judicatories would be wholly superseded; for in contests with jurisdiction, the federal court, as the most powerful, would ever

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