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  • Thomas Fitzsimons And John Swanwick
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    In 1794 the temporary capital was in an extreme state of political excitement. Federalist Thomas Fitzsimons, was challenged by Republican John Swanwick with vicious charges with the intent to attract voters. Fitzsimons's supporters called Swanwick an unstable person who was unknown by the political public until he got to know the enemies and made friends with them. John won a stunning victory over Fitzsimons, beating seven of the twelve votes and getting fifty-six percent of the votes. 1789 and ...
  • Federalists And Anti Federalists
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    1. The federalist and anti-federalists were very different in the opinions they shared on how the government should be run. The Federalists had very high class and social men while the Anti-federalists had farmers. The Federalists wanted a republican government with a strong executive branch, while the Anti-Federalists wanted a participatory democracy with a minimum executive branch. These are the three main ways that they are different. The Federalists wanted to follow the filter model. This wa...
  • Constitution And The Anti Federalists
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    Essay Question # 7: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists The Constitution of the United States is the system of fundamental laws of the United States of America. The Constitution was drawn up by 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 and ratified by the states in 1788. According to Professor Lowi, the Constitution was based on three principles of limitation: federalism-the "vertical" division of power, separation of powers-the "horizontal" division of...
  • Superior To The Anti Federalists
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    By: Paul City on a hill: A new nation is born The city on a hill idea was first taught by the puritans that came from Europe, that wanted America to be a shining example to all the world. It was to be a place built on new rules and new ideas. Overall, it was supposed to be a nation that rose above all the others so that it could be marveled at and copied. In this paper it will be proven that the federalist approach to how the "City on a Hill" idea should be put into action was superior to the wa...
  • Anti Federalist On Ideology Of Representation
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    The debates between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists brought up ideas that can now be traced back to our Constitution. Their disputes and differences in ideology underlie and continue to shape our system of government today. Despite their very different routes, they both shared the common goal to develop freedom, equality, liberty, and justice for all. However, their different modes of thought are still not settled and continue to be argued about today. For example, what is the proper divisi...

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