2.03 The Anti-Federalists.docx - 2.03 The Anti-Federalists The disagreement between Federalist and anti-federalists was about ratifying the Constitution

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2.03 The Anti-Federalists The disagreement between Federalist and anti-federalists was about ratifying the Constitution. The side that will be written about is the Federalists. The federalists wanted a strong central government. The federalists were the people who supported the Constitution as it was and argued for immediate ratification. They were trying to convince the Anti-Federalists to accept the strong central government and to ratify the constitution. Two important people who were Federalists were James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. The federalists knew that the people needed something better than what the Articles of Confederation provided. They wanted a strong central government, but pure democracy wasn’t sustainable for the new nation. The federalists liked the Constitution and how it set the government up and wanted to ratify it very quickly. The only thing holding the ratification back was the anti-federalists. That’s why they compromised and
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