Difference Between Federalist And Anti-Federalists

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Nilesh Charan July 19, 2014 Federalist vs. Anti-Federalists After gaining its independence from Great Britain was in need of new way to maintain order and protect the rights of its people. There were two groups at opposing ends on how this should be done. The Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The federalist were a group that favored a new federal constitution. They were opposed by the Anti-Federalists that the new constitution gave too much power to the national government. The main difference between the two groups was that the federalist wanted power to be concentrated in the central government and the anti-federalist were in favor of strong state governments. Although, at their core the federalist and anti-federalist both just
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