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History Paper Outline (midterm)

History Paper Outline (midterm) - Mid-Term Revised The...

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Mid-Term Revised The basis of the debate was regarding the kind of argument the Constitution was proposing, which was a centralized republic. Included in this debate were issues concerning the affect the Constitution would have on state power. In order for the American people to have a say in their government, the Federalist party had to ratify the Constitution because a strong national government with supreme power over state governments would allow this right in the late 1700s. Leaving too much power in the hands of the states would only create another confederacy type of government with little power to act. The Anti-Federalist party was a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government and which later opposed the ratification of the constitution of 1787. The previous constitution, called the articles of confederation, gave state governments more authority. The Anti-Federalist Party had a tough belief that a strong national government would destroy any power left to the state’s individual governments. Brutus I stated: “For all laws made, in pursuance of this constitution, are the supreme law of the land, and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the constitution or laws of the different states to the contrary notwithstanding.” Brutus stands by the statement that this constitution will bind all state government and legislature to the national constitution. The national governments will hold the reigns of the state governments. The constitution will bind these states but not in
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