The Federalist Papers established the definition of a Republic that would govern by the representation of the people and the interest of the society. Based on the principles of Democracy, the Federalist Papers established the acquisition of power by the decision of the population to “choose a body of citizens
I would done this because I think the anti-federalist’s idea of government is unsustainable and weak. The anti-federalist view is anchored on the notion of giving the local governments more power, or devolving power. I believe the people need rights and a sense of efficacy, but what happens when a foreign nation attacks? How will the United States defend itself effectively and efficiently? Another problem that arises is how to regulate the printing of money. How would the dollar have a cohesive use? If not, how would its value be measured? The third question that is brought up is diplomacy. Who speaks on behalf of the United States? How will the states present itself to a possible trade partner or ally? All these faults are highlighted in the Articles of Confederation, a document in which many anti-federalists views are shown. The results of this old constitution are displayed in Shay’s Rebellion, after which, many people questioned the real power of the United States. “We have felt the feebleness of the ties by which these United-States are held together, and the want of sufficient energy in our present confederation, to manage, in some instances, our general concerns.” (Brutus I) This shows the faults of the Anti-Federalist’s argument for the structure of our government. As I federalist, I believe in giving states and federal governments power. This could be the only way
After the American Revolution our nation was in major debt and suffering from an ecumenic depression throughout the colonies. The debt and other fiscal issues our nation was facing made some of the founding political members to want a more focused federal power. The opinions of two groups known as the Federalists and Anti-Federalists were divided about the new proposed Constitution. The founding members known as the Federalists wanted a strong central government and weak state governments were in favor of keeping the newly proposed Constitution,whereas the opposing group of men were known as the Anti-Federalists were opposed to it. The Anti-Federalists had believed that the power should belong to the states and not the central government, and that the nation should keep the Articles of Confederation despite the fact that it had failed. In the time period of 1787-1788 the views and ideas of the Federalists would have been better than those of the Anti-Federalists for more than one reason.
The Federalists is a group of people in the early U.S. who supported the strong national government and who worked and supported the U.S. Constitution, they supported in removing some powers from the states and give more powers to the national government. They favored dividing powers among the different branches of government. in the Federal papers to explain why people should approve the U.S. Constitution. Therefore, having a well-constructed government to control the people. By doing so, created the two methods of curing the mischiefs of faction: the one, by removing its causes; the other, by controlling its effects (Regent, Word Doc., 2017). Therefore, the different governments will control each other, while each will be controlled by itself
You are an Anti-Federalist. You are deciding whether or not you should support the ratifying the Constitution. What side shall you appoint? Well, you could support it and have protected citizens’ rights, a three-branch government, and a new and improved system. However, you could oppose the supporting of the Constitution and not have any of those improved rights. I believe that you should support it because it is very beneficial to America’s growth and success. That’s what I think, anyways. Why, you ask? Well, keep reading and I’ll show you.
The ongoing argument between state government and federal government’s hold on power has been in existence since before the founding of America. If state government and the federal government did not have the correct balance of power it could cause uneasy relations which in turn would be a negative outcome for the nation. This is why federalism in our government is so important. Federalism is when a government's power is divided amongst central and lower levels of government. Throughout the history of the United States, there has been different variations of Federalism. From the founding of America until nineteen thirty-seven there was a form a federalism called dual-federalism which has also been called divided sovereignty in which power was divided between the federal and state governments in clearly defined terms. After the new deal was created, The United States went to cooperative federalism in which national, state, and local governments worked cooperatively, until around the nineteen-sixties. For a short period of time had regulated federalism where congress would impose legislation on the states and local governments requiring them to meet national standards. This then led to what we know now, New Federalism where the federal government transfers certain powers back to the states. New Federalism has been around since the nineteen-seventies.
I don't agree with the views of the antifederalists and I think a strong central government is more beneficial, however, the government should not make too many decisions on behalf of the people and should not leave the people with no control. Leaving the power completely to the people is unrealistic and would not allow the country to accomplish anything. Some aspects of government can be left to the states, because it allows the state to make a decision on what is best fit for that particular state. The current constitution has proved to be flexible and allows each generation of Americans to adapt it to current issues. It is one of the longest lasting constitutions because of its flexibility. I also has proved to equally divide the three branches of government and does not leave the United States vulnerable to potentially corrupt and tyrannical government. Neither federalists or anti federalists are “good” or “bad”, they are simply different groups of people with different views on government. In a democracy, there will always be people who do not agree. In modern society they are not relevant classifications because there are still individuals with differing opinions, however, that does not determine if they are “good” or “bad”. The constitution was one of the greatest compromises in American history because despite the different opinions on government, both federalists and anti federalists came together to create
The constitutional debate between the Anti-Federalists and the Federalists has been a continuous dispute that affects everyone and one can no longer ignore this predicament. The Federalists believe in the Constitution and think it is ideal just the way it is, and continuously defend it against the Anti-Feds. The Anti-Federalists do not necessarily believe the Constitution to be entirely horrible, but they rather think it can be improved with the help of the Bill of Rights, a document that directly states the rights a citizen possesses. Both groups have been going back and forth on what actions must or must not be taken, and it is time for everyone to choose which side they are going to defend. As citizens of America who deserve to be treated
Subsequently, the Federalist wanted to accomplish the opposite of Anti-federalist. Their mission was to ratify the constitution, but also establish a strong central government with separation of powers to help properly manage the debt and tensions resulting from the American Revolution. The Federalist proposed that the constitution was sufficient enough to protect the people rights. The Federalists supposed that a strong central government was essential to governor uncooperative states. They believed that a strong central government was compulsory if the states were going to group together to establish a nation. A strong central government could characterize the nation to other countries. It could also regulate individual states that would not collaborate with the rest.
Two groups—Federalists and Antifederalists—had opposing views about the newly proposed Constitution and on how to construct a new form of government effectively. The Federalists, on one hand, desired a strong national government and the government run by educated citizens. The Federalists believed that it wasn’t necessary for the Constitution to include a Bill of Rights because the government would already have the duty to protect the rights of the people with what the Constitution already offered on its own plan of government.On the other hand, the Anti-Federalists did not agree with the Constitution because they believed that it should have a Bill of Rights, and because they feared that giving more power to the central government would take
Views of an "OG" Federalist about Federalist Paper #10 and Human Nature As an original Federalist from the pre-Constitutional era, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to witness the way that our ideas have achieved our hopes or failed to do so. It has also been depressing to see that some of what has been transpiring in your most recent history reflects human behavior that we had assumed was beneath legislators. When we debated the most appropriate safeguards against the tyranny of the majority, for example, we focused on preventing future recurrence of some of the same tendencies of powerful majorities. We understood that a democratic republic is safer in that regard than a simple democracy; and we understood the need to protect at least one chamber of Congress from perpetual majority domination. At the time, we thought that the only concern was that we needed mechanisms like filibuster and cloture to provide some protection against the obvious potential consequences of a nation dominated by the rule of the majority.
America: A Nation Under Federalism Throughout the history of this nation, the Constitution, from the formation to the execution thereof, has set forth the precedent for the demonstration of excessive federal power that is clearly illustrated by history and modern America. Sufficient documentation to back up this premise includes primary
I firmly believe the Constitution is an excellent plan for government and can overcome many disagreements within society. It offers a magnificent balance of power, and is a careful compromise between various political views. You will not regret ratifying this constitution as it prevents any single group from dominating the government. I can assure you the new federal government will not overpower the states because of the diversity of the United States. The three branches, legislative, executive, and judicial, all have the power to agree or disagree with the other branches. This is another good reason to support the Constitution; it offers an unyielding system of checks and balances which keeps any branch of government from becoming too
Because of the vast territory for which this Constitution has been made, there has been the suggestion that despotism be employed. However, such a government would outrage the citizens, so a form of federal government seemed most appropriate. This form has the makings of a republic with the hand
Federalism plays an integral part in the growth and development of the United States of America and is a key factor in determining the basis of power in this country. Clearly, the term federalism can be understood in many different ways pertaining to each person's view, but it can be more broadly defined in terms of the separation between the state and federal government. Thomas E. Patterson defines federalism as, “the division of sovereignty, or ultimate governing authority, between a national government and regional (that is, state) governments. Each directly governs the people and derives its authority from them” (Patterson 74). He then goes on to give a more basic definition with, “American Federalism is basically a system of