Federalist And Antifederalist

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Federalist And Antifederalist

  1. 1. We Good luck have a with that. Those constitution now fools can’t agree but the states on anything. have to ratify Federalist vs. Antifederalist The Fight for the Constitution Begins
  2. 2. Warm Up
  3. 3. Warm Up • List and define the three compromises that shaped our new government. • How did each one affect the nation? • What has to happen now that the Constitution has been written and sent to Congress? • What problems do you see arising?
  4. 4. Objectives
  5. 5. Objectives • Recognize the arguments of the Federalists and the Antifederalists • Write a strongly worded article to a publication of those who share your opinions on the new Constitution
  6. 6. Main Idea
  7. 7. Main Idea • Although approved by the Convention, arguments soon rose between two factions: the Federalists against the Antifederalists.
  8. 8. I. The Federalists
  9. 9. I. The Federalists
  10. 10. I. The Federalists
  11. 11. I. The Federalists • A. Federalist: someone in favor of a strong federal (national, central) government
  12. 12. I. The Federalists • A. Federalist: someone in favor of a strong federal (national, central) government • B. Someone in favor of ratifying the Constitution
  13. 13. II. Federalist Arguments
  14. 14. II. Federalist Arguments A. The Articles of Confederation...
  15. 15. II. Federalist Arguments A. The Articles of Confederation... • gave states too much power
  16. 16. II. Federalist Arguments A. The Articles of Confederation... • gave states too much power • made central government weak
  17. 17. II. Federalist Arguments A. The Articles of Confederation... • gave states too much power • made central government weak • kept government from functioning
  18. 18. II. Federalist Arguments
  19. 19. II. Federalist Arguments B. The new Constitution...
  20. 20. II. Federalist Arguments B. The new Constitution... • gave national government the power needed to function effectively
  21. 21. II. Federalist Arguments B. The new Constitution... • gave national government the power needed to function effectively • still protected the rights and power of the individual states
  22. 22. II. Federalist Arguments B. The new Constitution... • gave national government the power needed to function effectively • still protected the rights and power of the individual states • even published articles The Federalist Papers trying to convince the American people
  23. 23. III. Antifederalist
  24. 24. III. Antifederalist A. The new Constitution...
  25. 25. III. Antifederalist A. The new Constitution... • gave the national government too much power
  26. 26. III. Antifederalist A. The new Constitution... • gave the national government too much power • left the states no power
  27. 27. III. Antifederalist A. The new Constitution... • gave the national government too much power • left the states no power • gave the President too much power
  28. 28. III. Antifederalist A. The new Constitution... • gave the national government too much power • left the states no power • gave the President too much power • HAD NO BILL OF RIGHTS
  29. 29. Activity
  30. 30. Activity • You have been asked to submit an article in the latest addition of the “Federalist Papers” and the lesser known “Antifederalist Papers” • Write a 5-7 sentence article based upon your position • If you finish early, work on your essay
  31. 31. Wrap Up
  32. 32. Wrap Up • What is a compromise? • Discuss the impact of the following compromises • The Great Compromise • The Three-fifths Compromise • The Slave Trade Compromise

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