anti-federalist and federalist
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Alexander Hamilton:the government its only trying to secure the ratification of a constitution providing for a more perfect union.
John Hancock: **face of fear** The ratification of constitution will take too much power away from state and local governments .
The anti-federalist feared the nation was too large for the national government to respond to the concerns of people on a state and local basis.
Alexander Hamilton: The nation might not survive without the passage of the constitution
Federalist believed that a stronger national government was necessary after the failed Articles of Confederation.
The Anti-Federalist were also worried that the original text of the constitution did not contain a bill of right.
John Hancock: we need protection for certain basic liberties, such as freedom of speech and trial of jury
The Bill of Rights was added in 1791 in part to gain the support of the Anti-Federalist ,The Federalist promised to add a bill of rights if the Anti -Federalist would vote for the constitution
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