Anglican Church - ∙ The Anglican Church was organized under King Henry VIII in 1534 after the Roman Catholic Church failed to grant him a divorce from his wife Catherine of Aragon. As the official religion of England, Anglicanism quickly gained a prominent place within the Protestant hierarchy, and continued to exercise its influence in the American colonies. Today, the Episcopalian Church functions as the American wing of the Anglican Church. Anti-Federalist - ∙ An Anti-Federalist was opposed to the strong centralized government structure provided under the Constitution. Such a thinker would have supported a looser organization of political power, as detailed by the Articles of Confederation. Articles of Confederation - ∙ The Articles of Confederation laid out the plan for the loose system of government originally assumed by the United States from 1781 to 1789,
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