Analyze the reasons for the Anti-Federalists opposition to ratify the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists were a diverse coalition of people who opposed the ratification of the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists criticized the Constitution for having been drafted in secrecy. They further argued that the Constitution took important powers from the states, and the fact that they could not print money under the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists’ strongest argument, however, was that the Constitution lacked a Bill of Rights.
The Articles of Confederation were created as a new central government form after the American Revolution. The Articles still consisted of problems, specifically financial ones. Hamilton proposed a plan that would put U.S. finances on a stable foundation. He planned to lower national debt and strengthen the national credit because he believed that "a national debt was a national blessing". However, some people, such as Jefferson and small farmers opposed his ideas, because they believed in states' rights and a strict interpretation of the constitution, which led to the split of two different political parties.
Louis “copping out” illustrates a ruler who could not bare losing his authoritative power. While the people were successful at generating a feasible constitution, because of Louis XVI’s inability to reign as constitutional monarch, the entire exploit was ultimately a failure considering the aspiration of the revolution: establish a democratic state. As the Republic suffered
The Articles of Confederation was a first attempt at a constitution for the United States while it was fighting to gain independence from the British government in the Revolutionary War. First proposed in 1776 by Richard Henry Lee at the Second Continental Congress, the Articles of Confederation were able to maintain some stability for the country through the end of the war. However, it proved to be a highly inadequate form of government when it could not provide for the economic and political demands of a developing nation. The Articles of Confederation were not able support a strong centralized government, therefore resulting in a lack of an authoritative presence with regard to domestic and foreign affairs affecting the thirteen states. The national government was weak and disconnected, and the federal powers were greatly lacking.
Madison strongly encouraged a strong central government. He knew that absence of unity between the states and the lack of federal power under The Articles of Confederation negatively affected the entire country. Madison made sure that the new constitution would force the states to work together for a common goal instead of doing things for only their own individual benefit. After the Constitution was ratified in 1788, Madison started working on the first amendments to the Constitution. This
Hamilton and Jefferson’s plans differed opinionated, economically, and politically. Hamilton and his federalist standpoint were based on a strong central government, Strong national bank and an alliance with Britain. Jefferson however could be considered opposite. The anti-federalists opposed a strong central government and instead focused on a state government. They also opposed a national bank nervous it would give too much power to t he central government.
He would lead rallies against federal authority. By doing this it gave the Federal Government barely enough power for them to unite the states. Because of this, he believed that the federal government should have very limited powers. The Federalist government only had certain powers that were necessary give a central position that would not appeal the Individual but United States of America. This can be found in the tenth amendment in the Bill of Rights.
The Articles of Confederation played an important part in the American Revolutionary War. The purpose of the Article was to provide a general government for the 13 colonies that had won their freedom from British rule. However, the Confederation government was weak and the Article was a failure because the states tended to ignore and paid little attention to acts passed by Congress. In the late 1780s, more and more American leaders concluded that the Articles of Confederation needed improvements. Discussion at the Annapolis Convention of 1786 led to a convention in Philadelphia in 1787.
Major differences in political culture included the lack of a strong aristocratic class in America, the growing diversity and factional conflicts in different regions of the colonies, and the American view that members of their representative assemblies had the right to make changes in local constitutions. Americans had a long record of disobeying and rejecting acts of parliament. They thought the British discarded this common heritage of liberty that kept the empire together and felt there was a conspiracy to destroy it on both sides of the coin. Before the seven years war, the colonists had set up their own political arena though they were similar to England. When the war was over that is when the issue of taxation without representation started.
The stark diffrences between the two parties lead the the demise of the Federalist Parties and the rise of the Democratic Republicans. The Federalist and the Democratic Republicans have many different views on how they believe the government should be and how it should be set up. The federalists lead by Alexander Hamilton believed that the United States should create the first national bank, to help fund the nations debt from the war and to establish a states government and not a central government , but the Democratic Republicans believed it was against the constitution to establish a national bank, the Democratic Republicans also believed that a strong central government should be established instead of a states government, and with this one currency instead of one for every state. The Federalists also believed that a protective Tariff should be put in place to shield infant industries, the Federalist also believed in commercial trade throughout the sea ports to other countries. The Democratic Republicans on the other hand believed that no special tariff should be put on the manufacturers, and didn't believe in commercial trade they believed in agriculture.