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Exam 1 Baker 1 Rob Baker Haar Survey of American History 9/25/11 During the early years of the American political system under the constitution, there was a great struggle. With the new constitution, the feud grew due to the formation of the first political parties. There were many flaws in the constitution that led to the bitter disagreement between the two parties. Alexander Hamilton led the Federalist Party and Thomas Jefferson led the Republican Party. The conflicts between these two leaders helped set the standard to how the political system is ran in our country today. The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of 1787 had many crucial differences. One of the main differences that caused disagreement between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of 1787 was that the Articles was about a local government and the Constitution was about a strong central government. The federalists favored the Constitution while the anti federalists favored the Confederation. The federalists wanted a strong central government because they were mostly the wealthier citizens. On the other hand, the Anti-federalists wanted a local government because most of them were poor and not well educated people. Since they were wealthier, the Federalists lived mostly in the more popular cities while most of the anti-federalists were farmers and lived further from the cities. (P.164-166 Divine) On June 21, 1788, the Constitution was finally ratified. It was ratified in New York with a very close tally of 30-27. Once the Constitution was ratified, the federalists and the
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 1113 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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