Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

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The development of the American Constitution was a battle between two opposing political philosophies during the late 1700’s. The Federalist and Anti-Federalist parties aroused at the formation and ratification of the Constitution. Both sides pointed out many arguments in order to find common ground in a governmental structure. The main conflict between the two parties revolved around the amount of power and control that the states and national government would obtain. As I am on the Federalist side, I support and agree to ratify the Constitution. For this will give America a second chance to fix what the Articles of Confederation could not achieve and unite all the thirteen colonies to end the boundaries and corruption in the government.

The Federalist Party, led by Alexander Hamilton, was in favor of ratifying the newly written and modified Constitution. The United States was free of British control after the American Revolution. Their first official attempt on having a formal government was a document called Articles of Confederation. Though that ultimately failed due to no taxation, no faith and interest from the government officials and gave too much power to the states. The newly formed Constitution proposed a strong central government and unite the whole colonies together. In that way, they could raise their own money through taxes, fund and direct a national army and deal with territory that was not part of the current states. The weak and unfavorable points of the Articles of Confederation appointed.

There should also be a consideration on facing a threat of invasion by France or England. The Constitution would be able to keep all the states unites instead of frustratedly trying to fight them off again. With the Constitution ratified and in place, the national government would have a better standing in the world. Also the power, in the country will be distributed by Congress, with Senators and House of Representatives. The stated reasons above...
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