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  1. May 23, 2022 · The Anti-Federalists always talked about empire OR liberty. The Federalists wanted the empire. They didn’t care too much about liberty. The Anti-Federalists thought there was a clear dilemma between empire and liberty, there was an opposition, a dichotomy, a choice had to be made, either empire or liberty.

  2. a group of people in the early United States who opposed ratification of the U.S. Constitution because they feared a strong national government and a lack of protection for individual rights. Would not ratify the US Constitution until a Bill of Rights was added.

  3. Oct 27, 2009 · America’s first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was ratified in 1781, a time when the nation was a loose confederation of states, each operating like independent countries.The ...

  4. Ninth Amendment: The Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. The Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is somewhat of an enigma. It provides that the naming of certain rights in the Constitution does not ...

  5. The principle that reasonable regulations are consistent with the Second Amendment has been affirmed throughout American history. Ever since the first cases challenging gun controls for violating the Second Amendment or similar provisions in state constitutions, courts have repeatedly held that “reasonable” gun laws—those that don’t completely deny access to guns by law-abiding people ...

  6. Nevertheless, the absence of such a list of rights was a source of heated debate. The Federalists opposed including such a section, while the Anti-Federalists refused to support the Constitution and officially join the Union without formal protections against the formation of an oppressive governing body.

  7. Propose a new constitution and a new constitutional convention, but make one of the first proposals to keep the best of the old document. For the best of the constitution is not the original ...