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Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

Challenge Station (5th) Unit 4: weeks 3-4

Jeremy Thompson

on 6 May 2013

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Transcript of Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists So. . . History Europe tries to sail to Asia and stumbles across North America. Without me and my "Whoa! That's not supposed to be there." Powerful European countries
like Spain, France, and England start
claiming and colonizing this "New World". "Doesn't it look cozy? Oh, did I mention that you have a 1 in three chance of surviving for a year there?" France & England decide it's not
good enough to simply fight each other
in Europe but it would be a blast to have at it in the New World as well. French & Indian War During this conflict a young GeorgeWashington serves as an officer in the BRITISH army and loses. . .a lot. . .until he learns some important lessons and starts kicking French and Indian behind on a fairly regular basis. England thinks its colonies should
pay for the war. . .colonists don't agree England sends soldiers,
tempers flare, war begins. Concord Lexington Bunker Hill Colonies win the
Revolutionary War Thanks to this guy George Washington Articles of Confederation written Issues Debate When the Constitutional Convention meets to
"re-do" the Articles of Confederation delegates
start disagreeing. Federalists Anti-Federalists It gave too much power to the national government at the expense of the state governments.
There was no bill of rights.
The national government could maintain an army in peacetime.
Congress, because of the `necessary and proper clause,' wielded too much power.
The executive branch held too much power. Think that. . . Think that. . . The separation of powers into three independent branches protected the rights of the people. Each branch represents a different aspect of the people, and because all three branches are equal, no one group can assume control over another.
A listing of rights can be a dangerous thing. If the national government were to protect specific listed rights, what would stop it from violating rights other than the listed ones? Since we can't list all the rights, the Federalists argued that it's better to list none at all. Assignment 1. Choose a side, Federalist or Anti-Federalist.
2. Write a thesis statement supporting your position.
3. Create a poster which includes your thesis statement and several reasons to support your position.
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