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Who were Federalists?

Federalist was a name given to individuals that favored the adaption to the U.S constitution and created a federal Union with a strong government

_______ was the first American political party

Federalist Party

How was the federalist party formed?

The federalist party was formed as an opposition to the Democratic-Republican Party during President George Washington's administration.

What were some characteristics of Federalists?

Federalists favored the ratification of the constitution. They also favored a strong federal government. They Argued against a Bill of Rights. They also wrote "The Federalist Papers"

What were some characteristics of Anti-Federalists?

Anti-Federalists opposed the ratification of the Constitution. They favored a weak federal government that would not threaten states rights, and they favored a Bill of Rights to protect the rights of people

Why did the Anti Federalist oppose a strong central government?

They thought that a strong national government threatened state powers and the rights of people