Federalist want a strong central government because it favored the high class which threatened the state and the common man power that was equally given. In the reading I came to the conclusion that Federalist wanted to increase tax so they could pay for the war that just happen. The taxes and power threaten the common man. Which in a since I do not think is wrong because the war did do a toll on America. Just like stated before Federalist want to strengthen government, and one important person that was in the government was John Marshall. John Marshall, a federalist, “serve as chief justice for several decades and be credited in later years with establishing a strong national judiciary that supported strong actions by the central government to bind the states to federal authority (Frohnen 1803).” He believed in everything that the Federalist believe and was a major influence.
While the Anti-Federalist, wanted the state and local governments to have more power compared to the central government. The Anti-Federalist wanted more power to the local people like the farmers to have a say. This is important as well because not everyone is made of money so people that do have the struggle should have a say as