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Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

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Sarah Ann Bradburn

on 14 December 2015

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Transcript of Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist
States vs. Federal
After winning independence from Great Britain were the states willing to submit to another powerful government?

What did they want?
Think about the term Federalist.

What is its meaning?

What about the term Anti-Federalist?

What does "anti" mean
Federalist: supporters of the Constitution and a strong central government

Anti-federalist: supporters of a strong state government and opposed the Constitution

Federalist vs. Anti-federalist
The federalist were made up of the wealthy upper class
They believe only the upper class was fit to govern.

What might be some reasons for them to believe that?
Looking at this from the view of the federalist do you agree or disagree?
Federalist vs. Anti-federalist
The anti-federalist were of farmers and other people of a less wealthy background.

Why did they feel the need for protection?
What do you See?
Making Peace
was reached

• The Federalist will add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution to provide protection of the rights the Anti-Federalist want to protect

This allowed the Constitution to be
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This primary document shows a heated fight between the two sides
Pick a side: Bumper sticker activity
You will be given 5 minutes to come up with a bumper sticker for that would show support for either the federalist and anti-federalist

1. You may work in pairs or alone
2. Must pick one side to support
3. The time left will on shown on the online stopwatch

Ticket out the Door
Here is your mission, I need you to write a ticket out the door that gives me the following

Number 1: What did the Federalist believe, what did the Anti-Federalist believe?
Number 2: Why did the Federalist choose their side? Why did the Anti-federalist choose theirs?
Number 3: How did the two sides come to agreement?

You have 5 minutes and no notes allowed!
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