18 T - POLS 206-508 T Fed Papers and Federalism I Federalists and Antifederalists II Federalist Papers I Dual Federalism(1790s-1937 II Decisions of

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POLS 206-508 T 9/18/07 Fed Papers and Federalism I. Federalists and Antifederalists II. Federalist Papers I. Dual Federalism (1790s-1937) II. Decisions of the Supreme Court III. Evolution of Federalism IV. Cooperative Federalism (after 1937) V. Modern Variations of Federalism (Wrapping up last lecture) I. Federalism Debates took place in newspapers during ratification to influence voting Most writings were under pseudonyms One group supported constitution; other group questioned constitution Both sides were groups of elites and politicians All were considered “theoretical thinkers” Federalists Actually nationalists; supported strong central government Won first battle Anti-federalists Supported federalism (strong state with weak central government) Felt power was too consolidated in national government Feared the taxing power of Congress Standing armies “Necessary and Proper” clause Did not like that the Constitution did not have a Bill of Rights Most people at Philadelphia Convention did not feel it necessary 8 states already had Bill of Rights in their own constitutions Madison did not believe it was strong enough to ensure rights from gov’t Some states would not ratify WITHOUT a Bill of Rights MA ratified constitution and set along a plan for the first Congress to
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18 T - POLS 206-508 T Fed Papers and Federalism I Federalists and Antifederalists II Federalist Papers I Dual Federalism(1790s-1937 II Decisions of

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