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The Articles of Confederation stirred up many problems between the states The antifederalists or people who opposed a strong federal government came into quarrel with the federalists who favored a strong federal government The federalists differ from the anti-federalists in terms of social economic and political expression Many differences arose between the federalists and the antifederalists concerning social issues First of all the antifederalists were from the poorer classes while the federalists were from higher more aristocratic classes Antifederalists mainly consisted of uneducated people who made up the working class Federalists however were aristocratic people who were cultured and well educated Also many popular figures were in conflict with one another due to their antifederalist or federalist beliefs Patrick Henry a famous patriot and lawyer provided support for the antifederalists Being from Virginia the largest and most populous of the states Patrick Henry was a powerful figure On the other hand George Washington James Madison and John Marshall were all in support of the federalist side James Madison along with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton wrote The Federalist a group of propaganda essays written for the New York newspapers Besides social differences economic differences also widened the gap between the antifederalists and the federalists The poor antifederalists were in conflict with the rich federalists Antifederalists for instance consisted of people who were in debt The debtors feared a strong central government would make they pay off their debts Also antifederalists also did not want the states to establish laws regarding tariffs and navigation Antifederalists were poor therefore they created worthless money to pay off their debts On the other hand the federalists were wealthy people who were of noble birth They immensely disagreed with the antifederalist action of paying off debts because they wanted the money that was owed to them not valueless paper money Federalists supported laws regulating tariffs and navigation These laws would create one system of commerce that would ensure the
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