Two Points Of Agreement Among Federalists And Anti-Federalists

Jeffrey Rosen: [00:00:00] I`m Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center. Welcome to We The People, a weekly show of the constitutional debate. The National Constitution Center is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded by Congress to educate and understand the Constitution among the American people. Federalists believe that this system, when it worked, did not really have a significant level of stability. What would happen? They felt that the level of the state was for legislators to pass laws that would use their powers for themselves. One of the things the federalists argued for was an executive veto, something that didn`t exist in most states. Where all kinds of actions are at work. Federalists say, “This traditional theory will not work under the circumstances in the United States. What we need to do is not think that people will behave in such a public way. We have to recognize that they cannot do that and that they have to design the system in a way that verifies each other. They didn`t really have any positive examples. They did not have the obvious opportunity to know what the political power of the presidency would be.

I think one of the great mysteries, something that I think I should leave your listeners with a mystery more than a solution, is that the federalists were obsessed with the wrong institution. They were more worried about the Senate. You should have been more worried about the president. Roses: [00:02:03] Jack, let`s start with a broad question, what were the biggest constitutional differences between federalists and anti-federalists? What made me curious was that at the time, many commentators, in fact federalists and federalists, had a hard time imagining the power that the president could exercise. Faced with the objections of antifederalists and his need to win the elections in Virginia, he changed his mind and supported the Bill of Rights. Jack, tell us why Madison changed her mind? How are the federalists right or wrong about the need for the bill of rights and who do you think has the best debate? The debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution is known for the gap it has created among the citizens of the newly independent states. Two groups, the Federalists and the Federalists, emerged, the Federalists defending ratification and the Federalists against ratification. Federalist supporters of the Constitution included James Madison, Alexander Hamiton, and John Jay, the authors of the Federalist Papers. Anti-federalist opponents included George Clinton, Patrick Henry and James Monroe (the future 5th president). I do not see this as a constitutionally driven process or as a process that federalists or anti-federalists could really foresee.

It is really driven by how ordinary citizens and the interest groups in which we organize ourselves try to use government. Discuss the differences between the states on the issue of ratifying the Constitution Roses: [00:32:38] Michael, address the issue of the anti-federalist debate between large and small republics. . . .

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by admin. Bookmark the permalink.

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/7/d328811302/htdocs/teamalter/wp-includes/class-wp-comment-query.php on line 405

Comments are closed.