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Study Guide #3 Federalists v. Anti-Federalists This is a difficult set of readings, but I've provided lots of help to get you through them.  Since you are probably not used to the 18th Century style of argumentation, you may  have to read through them several times, but if you can master these readings you should  do well in this section of the course. Before starting with the Federalist Papers, look back to Wilson's brief primer on "How to  Read the Federalist Papers 10 and 51." Next go to the Serow Reader and read #10 (p.49)  and #51 (p.97). These are the classic defenses of the American Constitution, and we will  be returning to them throughout the course. Madison and the Federalists won the battle over the Constitution, but to understand the  constitutional debate you also have to gain the perspective of their opponents, the Anti- Federalists. While the Anti-Federalists were defeated, their attitudes toward politics and  government still resonate today in 21st century America. Indeed, one of the articles you  will read at the end of the semester, by Wilson Carey McWilliams, implies that many  problems in American politics today were anticipated by the Anti-Federalists, who had a  more sophisticated view about democracy than they are often given credit for. Start by reading the short introduction to the Anti-Federalists by Ralph Ketcham.  
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2009 for the course PS PS 231 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at Chadron State College.

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