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The Federalists vs The Anti-Federalists When the revolutionary war was over the American colonists had foundthemselves free of British domination Due to the fact that they were freefrom British control they wanted to create their own system of government where tyranny would be practically diminished Originally the separate states were connected by The Articles of Confederation But this document gave the central government no power of their own Because of this the states had many problems in international politics since they had just found freedom and did not have the respect of other countries This caused a lot of thinking and it was decided that a document needed to be created to strengthen the central government and at the same time ensuring the safety of the states So came to be the constitution Theconstitution brought about a division between the American people These two groupswere the federalists who believed that the constitution was good and the anti-federalists who thought that the constitution would not be able to protect the rights of the people These two groups had conflicting views but together they both wanted the same thingThe same thing was that America should be controlled by the people by the principles Both groups the federalist and anti-federalists recognized the fact thatpower was being abused They witnessed what had happened in the war and that theirhad been negative effects of power and the result was very clear British vocation hadmade them very aware of the threat of corruption Therefore they wanted to make agovernment that would ensure the duration of an just republic The federalists exclaimedthat the constitution was the only way they could reach this goal of a just societyAs James Wilson had said the constitution would not give all the power to thelegislature unless it was legally written down to ensure power was not mistreated In theconstitution it does allow congress to make laws
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