discuss the main practical and philosophical differences between Federalists and Anti-federalists and assess the ways in which the disputes between them still reverberate today.
What were the main differences between Federalists and Anti-federalists with respect to:
— standing armies
— the appropriate powers of the federal and state governments
— the best ways to protect liberty and prevent tyranny and abuse of power.
2. To what extent do the issues that divided Federalists and Anti-federalists still divide us politically today? To answer this question you will need to find a contemporary news article that highlights a modern political dispute that mirrors conflicts between Federalists and Anti-federalists.
3. Which Federalist arguments would modern day conservatives find the most compelling/objectionable? Which Anti-federalist arguments would modern day liberals find most compelling/objectionable?