Curb Your Enth. MC 271 AE #2

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Zack Doolittle Professor Ross B. Emmett MC 271 Analytical Essay Group B 11 April 2008 Curb Your Enthusiasm The agreed upon Constitution of 1787 found itself spawned into a nation of unconvinced patrons who required to be sold on the fundamental ideas for which it stood for and was established. At the time of change from the Articles of Confederation to this newly created Constitution, two separate factions were formed out of deliberate incident. A circumstantial divide, that came to the forefront of debate about the Constitution agreed upon earlier that year. On one side, there were the Federalists who were deemed supporters of the document created and approved. The other side to this debate composed of the Anti-Federalists, who’s underlying opposition to the new Constitution was one rooted in conviction and principle. The big picture however was obvious and the threat of outside pressure imminent. Divisions among each other, both groups were united through a deeper theoretical understanding, and it was not as though they were pushing for two ideologically conflicting forms of government. (Storing, 5) These two associations unified by shared interest and purpose, were for the most part in agreement outside of a few key indispensable beliefs. The Federalists and Anti-Federalists were not diametrically opposed to one another. Both groups were first and foremost; newly freed Americans who vested their concerns toward the same ambitious ends, but simply diverged at the means to achieving said ends. The Federalist perspective won the 1
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ongoing battle of attacking and defending the Constitution, and in doing so nearly influenced history in such a way that it shaped the tale of our Constitutions founding without any mention of the exceedingly significant “loosing side.” It may be true that the winners write history, however it is unavoidably obvious that the Anti-Federalist position played a vital if not equal role in this nations founding. They have earned the merit to be regarded along side the Federalists in the study of our nation’s founding. (Storing, 3) From this revelation, there is a question that must be asked in order to comprehend the quandary of the time. What essential purpose did the Anti-Federalist perspective and challenge bring to the acceptance of the newly formed Constitution of the United States? An Anti-Federalist is, at the surface, a negative term.
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course JMC MC 271 taught by Professor Emmett during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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