And with the exception of the Tenth Amendment, these rights are again, usually, portrayed as individual rights.
Uploaded by cevster on Dec 29, The Federalists vs. The Anti-Federalists When the revolutionary war was over, the American colonists had found themselves free of British domination. Due to the fact that they were free from British control, they wanted to create their own system of government where tyranny would be practically diminished.
Originally, the separate states were connected by The Articles of Confederation. But this document gave the central government no power of their own.
Because of this, the states had many problems in international politics since they had just found freedom and did not have the respect of other countries. This caused a lot of thinking and it was decided that a document needed to be created to strengthen the central government and at the same time ensuring the safety of the states.
So came to be the constitution. The constitution brought about a division between the American people. These two groups were the federalists, who believed that the constitution was good, and the anti-federalists who thought that the constitution would not be able to protect the rights of the people.
These two groups had conflicting views but together, they both wanted the same thing. The same thing was that America should be controlled by the people by the principles of federalism. Both groups, the federalist and anti-federalists recognized the fact that power was being abused.
They witnessed what had happened in the war and that their had been negative effects of power and the result was very clear. British vocation had made them very aware of the threat of corruption. Therefore, they wanted to make a government that would ensure the duration of an just republic.
The federalists exclaimed that the constitution was the only way they could reach this goal of a just society. As James Wilson had said, the constitution would not give all the power to the legislature unless it was legally written down to ensure power was not mistreated.
In the constitution, it does allow congress to make laws that help out the government in the area of execution of foreign powers.
The view of the anti-federalists were obviously different. They believed that the power given to the congress was not safe since it put them too much in control. Hence they created the Bill of Rights to "establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity and provide for the common defenseIt looks like you've lost connection to our server.
Please check your internet connection or reload this page. Anti-Federalist PapersDuring the period from the drafting and proposal of the federal Constitution in September, , to its ratification in there was an intense debate on ratification. The principal arguments in favor of it were stated in the series written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay called the Federalist Papers, although they were not as widely read as numerous independent local.
Introduction. Introduction to this Web Site; Origins. The English and Colonial Roots of the U.S. Bill of Rights; State and Continental Origins of the U.S. Bill of Rights. This web-friendly presentation of the original text of the Federalist Papers (also known as The Federalist) was obtained from the e-text archives of Project Gutenberg.
PRIMARY SOURCES • Landmark Documents • Court Cases • Supreme Court Cases • Newspaper Articles • Obituaries VOICES • Overview & Resources • Asian American • Children • Civil Rights • Immigrant • Native Americans • Texas • Women MULTIMEDIA • Digital Stories. - Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists From the development of the American Constitution was a battle between two opposing political philosophies.
America’s best political minds gathered in Philadelphia and other cities in the Northeast in order to find common ground in a governmental structure.