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After the American people liberated themselves from the tyranny and unfair oppression of British rule they were free They became they own country Wait Now who would set rules and regulations for the states In order for them to be prosperous they must have some order and unity Questions like who how and why were dominant in the minds of the American people of the time Eventually a rift of political opinion formed among the ungoverned people as the great minds of Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson and others like them set upon the arduous task of building a constitution and governing body that would stand the test of time and serve the American people As you can well imagine this was an extremely difficult task to complete with satisfaction from all parties Although it would only take the approval of nine states the founding fathers wanted the approval all thirteen states as to create a lasting union that would not come about if done so grudgingly Each state had its own wants and demands Some even held out until they were met Rhode Island comes to mind Rhode Island held until the end because they wanted the rights of the people protected These wishes gave birth to the Bill of Rights While all these concerns and demands are prevalent the biggest conflict of the people at the time was How much power should be granted the federal government This is where the rift was formed Either side was an extreme Those who opposed granting much power to the federal government were dubbed the Anti-federalists On the other extreme were those who favored a song central government dubbed the Federalists The key was to give just the right balance During the Revolutionary War the central government had been too weak and in this infirmity could not create an effective central governmental system that could unite the colonies
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