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Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists Views of the ConstitutionBackground InformationWhen the leaders of the United States realized the Articles of Confederation needed revising, everyone had an opinion on how the government should be established and where the power should lie. While writing the Constitution two major parties developed: Federalists and Anti- Federalists, each believing the nation should be run according to their plan. The following questions will prompt you to consider both parties and their beliefs on how to form the new government. Please write out your answers on a separate piece of paper (and yes, you need complete sentences). 1.Who wrote this statement? Who was he writing to? 2.What type of powers does the author believe the national government should “be armed with positive and complete authority”?

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