What was really at stake in the debate between the federalists and anti-federalists? Did the federalists win primarily because of their superior political skills or because they had a clearer view of the meaning of the revolution and the future of the United States?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 4:08 pm ad1c9bdddf
The federalists wanted a stronger central government to unify the states and make for a stronger nation in general. The anti-federalists wanted most rights to stay within the State governments and continue more or less as under the ...
Stances of the federalists and anti-federalists are noted.