When the Founding Fathers were planning the country, each one had different ideas on what the country should be like. Some favored a strong central government, others saw that strength in the states would make for a better government. Most of the time, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are seen as the two biggest influences, and opposing views on the role of the federal government. Jefferson opted for a weaker central government, with stronger states and more individual rights, while Madison favored a strong central government, and weaker states. Given that the country was founded on ideas of liberty and democracy, Thomas Jefferson is the more correct of the two.
The federalists were the ones who believed that the United States needed a stronger centralized government to represent and defend our country. They supported the Constitution, and proposed that the division of the powers between the legislative, judicial, and executive branches would avoid any president from becoming an absolute dictator. Even though these two groups had different point of views and had different set of beliefs, they all aimed for the same goal, to modify the constitution of the United
John Marshall was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who supported loose construction of the Constitution and enforcing economic provisions in the Constitution. The Supreme Court decisions did not extend federal power too much because the states needed to stay the same. Marshall’s leadership skills helped strengthen the federal government and he believed in all things good for the government. It is not appropriate that someone who was not elected should have such tremendous power to shape the government and law because the president and people should have the ability to elect a person to have a government position. John Marshall was a powerful government official who made the government strong, but he should not have had so much power
Federalist and Anti-Federalist had different views on the new constitution. The Federalist supported strong central government and did not want the Bill of Rights. Anti-Federalist wanted power in the states and wanted limited federal power. The framers chose to create a strong federal government because they wanted a government that could bring together a belief within the states without reducing other states ability to control itself. They wanted small states because it would make is easier to reach an agreement.
Yes, I think the Electoral College system should be changed. Since this nation is a majority rule government and the mainstream vote ought to check not the electoral votes. Likewise, this ought not to rely on upon the administration, for the president is serving us, not the government. I lean toward the direct national election of our leader. I consider states important and esteem federalism.
John Marshall’s Supreme Court cases shaped how the government is organized today. He strongly believed in Federalism, and that the national government should be sovereign, rather than the states. The Supreme Court under John
Madison believes that large republics are best able to avoid the dangers of faction. This is because at large republics, there are more experiences to share and unity is better valued. Also because the majority rules in republics, but the minorities ideas are still taken into consideration. In Federalist Paper 51, James Madison is explaining that the purpose of the essay is so that people have a better understanding on how the structure of the proposed government makes liberty possible. He is trying to justify that no one branch of government should have too much power in selecting confederates of the other branches and that the citizens should select their president.
Its goal was to make the nation more republic-like, while also maintaining peaceful relations between states. The new central government was much stronger under the Constitution, seeing as the union was no longer confederate and the new federal system allowed both state and federal governments to be
The constitution was backed by the Federalist Papers, which are considered one of the greatest contribution to democracy and governmental theory. These papers showed how to have a functional government, we need a relatively strong national government to protect our rights, but still have individual freedom. Though many did not think that the Bill of Rights were necessary to the our constitution. They are another very important outcome from the Revolution. The Bill of Rights refers to the first ten amendment to the constitution and outlines our personal right or our “natural rights”.
Unlike the Articles of Confederation, which gave more power to individual states which made them more as a separate country than a union. Which did not work really well. I propose that we need a strong federal government which could help order and regulate the state legislatures and create a greater system in order to raise federal money. With the constitution active, the government will always be separated into three branches. The judicial, executive and legislative.
The legislatures will also be there to protect the country to guard the common liberty. Some people also argue that “the adoption of this government will not meliorate our own particular system.”(The Anti-Federalist Papers p.2) This is also invalid as a new government could help the country, especially since a federal government is great with large countries that have a diverse population and will keep the United States from going out of chaos. None of those arguments-The constitution lacking a bill of rights and having a change in government-would give me any reason not to be a Federalist during the Constitutional Convention. I would have been a Federalist during the Constitutional Convention because of the idea of a constitution, the idea to “afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority” and the idea of “the Union needing empowerment to extend.” This issue does not matter just to me, but to anyone else who was around during the Constitutional Convention because how could we figure out what is best to strengthen the weak
The Federalist party believed the strongest ally for our emerging country was the world power that was Great Britain. According to The American Journey textbook, the Federalists “admired Britain because of it’s stability” (291). This shows that the Federalists thought the United States should ally Great Britain because England was much more stable than France and was less likely to be conquered. The textbook also cites that Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists “distrusted France because of the violent changes following the French Revolution” (291). This violence could continue and cause France to become weak.
The Anti-Federalists feared/preferred a weak central government. They were represented by Thomas Jefferson, they favored the articles of confederation and were for the bill of rights. The warnings from the Anti-Federalists about the constitution were right. They warned the Federalists about the consequences of undelegated power becoming abused. There will be no way to get rid of