Anti Federalists(Govt Project)

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Anti Federalists(Govt Project)

  1. 1. Anti-Federalists <br />Group One- Apryl, Asia, Felisha, Lisa & Sheena<br />
  2. 2. Anti-federalists believed that the new government based on the Constitution was an “enemy of freedom”.<br />Anti-Federalists were made up of small farmers, shopkeepers, laborersnot prominenant business owners<br />Eventually the group known as the Anti-Federalists would become the Democratic- Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson.<br />Back Ground Information<br />
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  4. 4. Famous Anti-federalists<br />
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  6. 6. What they were against…<br />The New Constitution to them was a class-based document<br />It is intended to ensure that a particular economic elite controlled the public policies of national government<br />It would erode the fundamental liberties.<br />A constitutional government would be too strong in their eyes.<br />They believed that a strong national government would become a threat to individuals&apos; rights, and the President would be considered a king<br />
  7. 7. What they argued for…<br />They often believed that the Articles of Confederation were enough to guide the national government.<br />Strong state governments & weak national governments<br />direct election of officials.<br />shorter terms<br />rule by the “common man”<br />strengthened protections for individual liberties (Bill of Rights)<br />
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  9. 9. What eventually happened<br />Both Federalists and Anti-Federalists compromised by agreeing to add amendments to the document, specifically to protect the individual rights and liberties of the people. <br />This would become the Bill of Rights.<br />
  10. 10. Why it’s important to now<br />-It protected the basic rights of the people via the Bill of Rights<br />     -it brought a more conservative government to our nation<br />
  11. 11. The Bill of Rights<br />

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