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Federalism vs Anti-Federalism – and you

What has been the driving force behind America’s rapidly accelerating swing toward a Federalist form of government – a big all-powerful federal government that tends to ignore the 10th Amendment?

Alexander Hamilton - Federalist

Federalists support a powerful centralized government that limits or restricts states rights. Federalists were the first step in the creation of the Democratic Party.

Thomas Jefferson - Anti-Federalist

Anti-Federalists believe in a limited federal government with more power given to the states.

The tension between Federalists and Anti-Federalists is certainly not a recent phenomenon.

Throughout America’s history the division of power between the federal government and state governments has been the subject of many political and legal battles with the pendulum of government swinging from Federalists to Anti-Federalist since 1776. Continue reading →