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Federalism When the revolutionary war was over the American colonists had found themselves free of British domination Due to the fact that they were free from British control they wanted to create their own system of government where tyranny would be practically diminished Originally The Articles of Confederation connected the separate states But this document gave the central government no power of its 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 The constitution brought about a division between the American people These two groups were 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 thing The same thing was that the people should control America by the principles of federalism Both groups the federalist and anti-federalists recognized the fact that power was being abused They witnessed what had happened in the war and that their had been negative effects of power and the result was very clear British vocation had made them very aware of the threat of corruption Therefore they wanted to make a government that would ensure the duration of a just republic The Federalists exclaimed that the constitution was the only way they could reach this goal of a just society As James Wilson had said the constitution would not give all the power to the legislature unless it was legally written down to ensure power was not mistreated In the constitution it does allow Congress to make laws
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