Federalists and Anti Federalists at the Constitutional Convention


Alexander Hamilton on taxes.

"As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine."

Elbridge Gerry on the Constitutional Convention.

“I am exceedingly distressed at the proceedings of the Convention—being ... almost sure, they will ... lay the foundation of a Civil War.”

5 Things to know.

-Federalists wanted to ratify the constitution, Anti-Federalists did not.

-Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote the federalist papers.

-Anti-Federalists wanted a bill of rights, Federalists did not.

-The Constitution was only ratified due to the Bill of Rights being added.

-Federalists wanted a strong national government. Anti-Federalists wanted the state governments to have more power.

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