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March_31st_Notes_Madiha - Page 1 March 31st 2009 Washington...

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Page 1 March 31 st , 2009 - Washington and Jefferson: Federalists and Republicans - Ratification of Constitution (21 June 1788) ~~ Federalist and Anti-Federalist Debate - Ideological and political debates between Federalists and Anti-Federalists - Federalist (winners in debate) were supporters of Constitution. Believed it balanced the sate and national government. - Anti Feds: most powerful in earliest period, even Federalists had Anti-Fed tendencies. They were against constitution. They also believed that the balance was not possible, and that either the state or national govt. must be powerful. Because they feared a strong national government, they were further opposed to the Constitution. - Anti Federalism is still, to some extent, alive today, despite their defeat. - Washington defines presidency (1789 – 97, D. 1799) - Washington took earth in NYC and served two terms. - American Cincinnatus - Beware of foreign entanglements. - Atlantic as a buffer from foreign countries.
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