Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists THE American Constitution 1787
Greatest debate was over representationProportional Representation vs.Equal Representation The Great Compromise solved this; Congress would have 2 legislative houses – a Congress(2 Senators) and a House of Representatives (1 rep for every 30,000). AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION...
Wanted more representation Compromise wasn’t good enough Worried 1 person couldn’t represent 30,000 ANTI-FEDERALISTS
Had to be ratified by 9 states. Extensive debates occurred betweenFederalists (who supported constitution) and Anti-Federalists (opposed a strong central gov’t) After constitution was written;
June 1787 Most heated debate of all the states Documents/letters are from Alexander Hamilton &Melancton Smith NEW YORK CONSTITUTION RATIFICATION CONVENTION
What was Hamilton’s position on representation? What argument did he make to support their claims? What type of people tended to be Federalists? ALEXANDER HAMILTON
What was Smith’s position on representation? What arguments did he make to support his claims? What type of a person would tend to be an Anti-Federalist? MELANCTON SMITH
If you could have chosen, which side would you have supported? What modern day American political party emerged from these political factions? APPLICATION: Republican or Democrat?