January 25, 2010
Governing the Nation Paper and Presentation
The Anti-Federalist considered as men who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1789. The Federalists were those who favored a strong national government and supported the ratification of the constitution proposed at the American constitutional Convention of 1787. The Federalist supported a federal union a decentralized system. The Federalists proposed a better argument for defending the ratification of the constitution. On the other hand, the Anti-Federalists feel that the new Constitution will hurt the state governments. The following report will express the views of Virginia Planters and Slaveholders and the effects constitution ratification impact on the newly formed country. (Brinkley 2007, p.149). America became more prominent and the grip on Slavery loosened from the introduction of equality through the Declaration of Independence. The majority of the States had made steps towards slave’s freedom it would only be a matter of time before Virginia would follow suit. The Declaration of Independence mentions Equality this is one of the most important concerns that will affect the Southern States. (Brinkley 2007, p.149). Virginia Planters and Slaveholders response to this clause, with the view that the slave trade is changing; slaves had more freedom at this time many ran off to fight for the British and the increasing cost of feeding expenses from importing food all began to have an effective change in the protection of owning slaves in Virginia. Virginia Planters to curb these desertions offered incentives to slaves they can now have the opportunity to grow small crops for themselves, enhancing the local diet and mollifying slave feelings the sociological ploy to control food and the means to grow the food is an appeasement for non violent factor in the control over the slaves. (Brinkley 2007,...