TheOrigins of Anti-Federalism Chinmay Nirkhe, Alex Tong, Henry Ackerman
Anti-FederalistsWho Were They? • Anti-Federalists were a diverse group of people. • Feared that a strengthened central government would lead to tyranny and a loss of personal freedom. • Feared that the states would loose their influence and authority.
Rights of Man• Colonial Declaration of Rights• Articles of Confederation
The Anti-Federalist Papers • 85 Anti-Federalist Papers vs. 85 Federalist Papers • Propaganda • Anti-federalist parties
“Brutus” Robert Yates• Diminished Liberties• Why Brutus?• Why anti-federalist?
Patrick Henry • Leader of Anti- Federalists • Was a major advocate of adding the Bill of Rights to the constitution. • Greatly disagreed with the views of James Madison.
George Mason• Virginia Declaration of Rights• Slavery Practice• The Amendments/ Bill of Rights
Rhode Island • The people of Rhode Island felt very strongly about individualism.William West • They refused to ratify till a Bill of Rights was put into the constitution. • They came to the verge of a civil war over the subject of ratification.
New York• Rural vs. Urban• New York City• Alexander Hamilton • “Its not tyranny we desire; its a just, limited, federal government.” http://www.ohwy.com/history%20pictures/ratification2.jpg
Why Did they lose?• Appeasement• Charisma• Federalist papers http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/Federalist.jp g/220px-Federalist.jpg
Anti-Federalist Party Anti- AdministrationFederalist Party Party Democratic- Pro- Republican Party Administration Party Whig Party
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