Federalists and Anti Federalists
Analytical Essay #1 Assignment Posted–Please review You are expected to use the textbook and other sources to respond to the question. CITATIONS and a BIBLIOGRAPHY is REQUIRED for all essays–failure to include both will negatively impact your grade. The question is as follows: Compare and contrast the visions of the Federalists and Antifederalists. Although the Federalists argued for a stronger central government (and in many ways, they got one), the Antifederalists won important battles, such as the adoption of a bill of rights and the retention of power in the states. What does the debate between Federalists and Antifederalists tell us about American politics in the late eighteenth century? How are their assumptions, concerns, and debates about the role of government the same or different from contemporary assumptions, concerns, and debates? Essays should be approximately two typed pages in length (double-spaced and in 12pt Times New Roman font) and will be expected to incorporate material from the assigned readings. These papers will be graded according to the soundness and intellectual rigor of their argument, their use of relevant class material (both from reading and lecture), and the quality of their written expression. All papers must include in-line citations AS WELL as a Bibliography. Review the attached rubrics before you write and also before you submit your analytical essays to ensure you earn maximum number of points.