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consistency, who can rail at the latter for imperfections which he finds no difficulty in excusing in the former. Nor indeed can there bea better proof of the insincerity and affectation of some of the zealous adversaries of the plan of the convention among us, whoprofess to be the devoted admirers of the government under which they live, than the fury with which they have attacked that plan,for matters in regard to which our own constitution is equally or perhaps more vulnerable.The additional securities to republican government, to liberty and to property, to be derived from the adoption of the plan underconsideration, consist chiefly in the restraints which the preservation of the Union will impose on local factions and insurrections,and on the ambition of powerful individuals in single states, who may acquire credit and influence enough, from leaders andfavorites to become the despots of the people; in the diminution of the opportunities to foreign intrigue, which the dissolution of theConfederacy would invite and facilitate; in the prevention of extensive military establishments, which could not fail to grow out ofwars between the States in a disunited situation; in the express guaranty of a republican form of government to each; in the absoluteand universal exclusion of titles of nobility; and in the precautions against the repetition of those practices on the part of the stategovernments which have undermined the foundations of property and credit, have planted mutual distrust in the breasts of allclasses of citizens, and have occasioned an almost universal prostration of morals.Main Ideas:The amount of power they hold over us makes us look weak and vulnerable even though we hold such powers that they could neverget, the confederacy has led to war, and our rights.Federalist/Anti-federalist?Which statements align with this document?federalista large republic is established under the the constitution would be betterDOCUMENT F:The honorable gentleman said that great danger would ensue if the Convention rose without adopting this system. I ask, where isthat danger? I see none. Other gentlemen have told us, within these walls, that the union is gone, or that the union will be gone…Tillthey tell us the grounds of their fears, I will consider them imaginary. Where is the danger? If, sir, there was any, I would recur to theAmerican spirit which has enabled us to surmount the greatest difficulties.Main Ideas:human rights almost gone the american spirit has granted us some rightFederalist/Anti-federalist?Which statements align with this document?federalista strong government is neededDOCUMENT G:Whatever may be our situation, whether firmly united under one national government, or split into a number of confederacies,certain it is, that foreign nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and they will act towards us accordingly. If they see that ournational government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined,our resources and finances discreetly managed, our credit reestablished, our people free, contented, and united, they will be much

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