Federalists • Supporters of Constitution • Thought it would protect rights • Federalist Papers • Written to persuade ratification
Still concerns about a strong national government. Anti-Federalists
Anti-Federalists • Opposed Constitution • Need Bill of Rights
Anti-Federalists • Wanted the capitol in the center of the nation
Anti-Federalists • Opposed the Necessary and Proper Clause (aka elastic clause) • Gives Congress the power to "make all laws which shall be necessary and proper" for carrying out its duties.
Who won? Federalists or Anti-Federalists