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      • The Federalists were those who supported the Constitution and a stronger national republic. The term Anti-Federalist was used to describe those who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in favor of small, localized government. In defense of the federal government, the Anti-Federalists argued against expanding power.
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  2. Jan 19, 2022 · Anti-Federalists such as Patrick Henry, George Mason and Richard Henry Lee who fervently opposed the ratification of the Constitution have been proven right. Their main concern was that an elite few would use the coercive power of the federal government in Washington to override the rights of c

  3. Jan 19, 2022 · Who was the first to ratify the Constitution? Delaware The first state to ratify was Delaware, on December 7, 1787, by a unanimous vote, 30 – 0. The featured document is an endorsed ratification of the federal Constitution by the Delaware convention. Why did they want to ratify the Constitution? The anti-Federalists were chiefly concerned

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