Opponents in American History: Federalists and Anti-Federalists, 1st Edition

  • Nathan Miloszewski
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538344076
  • ISBN-13: 9781538344071
  • DDC: 342.7302
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The differences between the Federalists and Antifederalists revolved around the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It was an argument that started in the late 1780s and in some ways, it's a debate that's still being had today; the power of the federal government versus states' rights, the interpretation of individual liberties, and urban versus rural areas. This book examines the issues from both sides, profiles the key Founding Fathers who were involved, and discusses the impact of the Antifederalists' most important victory, forcing the Constitutional Convention to adopt a bill of rights. Readers will learn how the disagreement between the Federalists and Antifederalists caused the creation of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, which protect U.S. citizens' freedoms to this day.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: After the Revolutionary War.
2: The Federalists.
3: The Anti-federalists.
4: Famous Federalists.
5: Famous Anti-Federalists.
6: City vs. Country.
7: Constitutional Convention.
8: The Connecticut Compromise.
9: Fighting Ratification.
10: The Federalist Paper.
11: Press and the Post Office.
12: Establishing a Bill of Rights.
13: The Last State to Ratify.
14: The Legacy.