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Federalist and Anti-Federalist had very different views when it came to the power in the central government and democracy. 

❗️Federalist views are represented in Federalist No. 10❗️
Anti-Federalist views are represented in Brutus No. 1

❗️❗️ Federalist No. 10 ❗️❗️

Some quick facts about the document:

  • Written by James Madison in 1787. 
  • Was apart of the Federalist Papers which were a series of essays by Alexander Hamilton arguing for the ratification of the United States Constitution. 

Main take away of the Federalist perspective 🔔

  • Defended the form of republican government written in the Constitution. 
  • Supported the superiority of a large republic in order to control the factions (defined in the document as a number of citizen who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community). 
  • Distributed authority to representatives. 
  • Created a connection of power between states and the national government.


❕❕Brutus No. 1❕❕

Some quick facts about the document: 

  • Written by Robert Yates under the pen name Brutus in 1787. 
  • Published in a collection of 16 articles in the New-York Journal  and Weekly Register. 

Main take away of the Anti-Federalist perspective 🔔

  • Emphasized the desire for a small decentralized nation. 
  • Warned against the dangers of a large centralized government. 

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