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The people what we would think of as local and state

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the people, what we would think of as local and state govt A strong national govt could not represent the interests of the nation as effectively, nation was simply too large and diverse o Federalists Some distance between the people and their representatives might be a good thing because it would encourage the selection of a few and talented and experience representatives to serve in a national legislator who could balance the wishes of the people with their own considered judgment Tyranny of the Majority o Tyranny: oppressive and unjust govt that employs cruel and arbitrary use of power and authority Both Federalists and antifederalists feared tyranny o Anti-Federalists Would arise from the tendency of all governments to become more “aristocratic” A few individuals in positions of authority would use their positions to gain more and more power over the people Sharply critical of the features of the Constitution that limited direct popular influence over the govt, including: o Election of senators by state legislatures, election of the POTUS by the electoral college, selection of federal judges by the POTUS and the senate o Federalists
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Tyranny to come from the majority, especially popular majority Governmental Power o Both sides agreed on the principle of limited govt Limited Government: a govt whose powers are defined and limited by a constitution o Anti-federalists Wanted powers of national govt to be carefully specified and limited Otherwise the federal govt would “swallow up all the power of the state governments” Bitterly attacked the supremacy clause and the elastic clause of the Constitution Saying these provisions gave the national govt dangerously unlimited grants of power Also insisted that a bill of rights be added to the Constitution to place limits on the govts power over citizens o Federalists Considered a bill of rights unnecessary
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