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The Framers: Federalists and Anti-Federalists - When the United States declared itself a sovereign nation, the Articles of Confederation were drafted to serve as the nations first Constitution.Under these Articles, the states held most of the power; but due to an almost absent centralized government, colonists were ill-equipped to deal with such practices as regulating trade both between states and internationally, levying taxes, solving inter-state disputes, negotiating with foreign nations, and most importantly enforcing laws under the current notion of "Congress"....   [tags: Early American History] 701 words
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The Anti-Federalists’ Representation of People - The Anti-Federalists had many views that were different than those of the Federalists. One the differences that seems to be important, is who they view as “The people”. The Anti-Federalists believed that common people should be able to be active participants of their government; this involvement includes having a say in the laws that are made and the protection of everyday working class people. This common man involvement is reinforced by the fact that the Anti-Federalists wanted to keep government more local, by having strong state governments....   [tags: federal farmer letter, the people]
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The Anti-Federalists - The Founding Fathers were the men recognized for drafting the United States Constitution and are often viewed as an unselfish group of men who shared a singular belief about how government should work. The truth about the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention and the differing political factions is not as unified and glamorous as this storybook image of history would have us to believe. Their finished product did result in a lasting framework that defined our government‘s structure as well as establishing liberty as a cornerstone to our new society....   [tags: Definition, US Constitution] 867 words
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The Federalists vs. The Anti-Federalists - The Federalists vs. The Anti-Federalists When the revolutionary war was over, the American colonists had found themselves free of British domination. Due to the fact that they were free from British control, they wanted to create their own system of government where tyranny would be practically diminished. Originally, the separate states were connected by The Articles of Confederation. But this document gave the central government no power of their own. Because of this, the states had many problems in international politics since they had just found freedom and did not have the respect of other countries....   [tags: Papers] 664 words
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The Federalists vs the Anti-federalists in Colonial America - ... Anti-Federalists believed that republics could only survive in homogeneous communities, with everyone holding the same values, and interests; they believed that too much diversity would destroy a republic. The Anti-Federalists could not make an effective campaign against the Federalists because of their intellectual inability, political skills, and social class. The Federalists, however, were very well educated, wealthy, and extremely well organized which was one of their key characteristics that lead them to victory....   [tags: Government, Bill, America] 615 words
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Beliefs of the Anti-Federalists - The name, Anti-Federalists is not the best-suited name for what they truly are, or what they believe in. “They are called the Anti-Federalists, but it should be made clear at once that they were not Anti-Federal at all.” (Main xi) Originally, the word federalist, meant anyone who supported the Articles of Confederation. The term “Anti-Federalist” was placed on them to portray them as people who did not agree with the Federal Government, which was exactly opposite of what they are. According to the proper definition, the Anti-Federalists were really more “Federal” than the so-called Federalists....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists - Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists From 1787-1790 the development of the American Constitution was a battle between two opposing political philosophies. America’s best political minds gathered in Philadelphia and other cities in the Northeast in order to find common ground in a governmental structure. The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists had both some political thoughts that agreed as well as some political thoughts that disagreed. However, both parties would compromise and ultimately come together....   [tags: essays research papers] 348 words
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Federalists and Anti-Federalists - The Constitution, when first introduced, set the stage for much controversy in the United States. The two major parties in this battle were the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists, such as James Madison, were in favor of ratifying the Constitution. On the other hand, the Anti-Federalists, such as Patrick Henry and Richard Henry Lee, were against ratification. Each party has their own beliefs on why or why not this document should or should not be passed. These beliefs are displayed in the following articles: Patrick Henry's "Virginia Should Reject the Constitution," Richard Henry Lee's "The Constitution Will Encourage Aristocracy," James Madison's "Federalist Paper No....   [tags: History Historical Politics Political Essays Comp] 1659 words
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Arguments Of Fedrealists V. Anti-Federalists - When the members of the Constitutional Convention, after several months of vigorous debating, finally finished their work, many of the members still objected to this document. The Federalists were the group of people who desired to get the finished new constitution ratified and the Anti-Federalists were the group of people who disliked the new constitution and believed it shouldn't be ratified because it was missing several key parts. The Anti-Federalists formulated arguments based on the weaknesses they found in the new constitution and used them against the Federalists in order to gain support, while the Federalists convinced citizens of the righteousness of the new constitution in order t...   [tags: United States History Constitution] 1104 words
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The Ratification of the United States Constitution - During 1787 and 1788 there were quite a few debates over the ratification of the United States Constitution. The issues disputed are outlined and explored in the Federalist Papers, an assortment of letters and essays, often published under pseudonyms, which emerged in a variety of publications after the Constitution was presented to the public. Those who supported the Constitution were Federalists, and those who opposed were Anti-Federalists. Their deliberations concerned several main issues. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, and other supporters of the Constitution argued in support of the federalist requirements that reserved powers to the states as well as the nationalist el...   [tags: anti-federalists, federalist paper] 961 words
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The Constitution of the United States - Perhaps the greatest document of all time, the Constitution of the United States of America was not easily created. Fifty-five great men were needed to hammer out all the details of the Constitution in a long grueling process. As James Madison, architect of the constitution said, “The [writing of the Constitution] formed a task more difficult than can be well conceived by those who were not concerned in the execution of it. Adding to [the difficulty] the natural diversity of human opinions on all new and complicated subjects, it is impossible to consider the degree of concord which ultimately prevailed as less than a miracle.” The “natural diversity of human opinions” which Madison spoke of...   [tags: Federalists, Anti-federalists] 669 words
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Anti-Federalist vs Federalist - After winning the Revolutionary War and sovereign control of their home country from the British, Americans now had to deal with a new authoritative issue: who was to rule at home. In the wake of this massive authoritative usurpation, there were two primary views of how the new American government should function. Whereas part of the nation believed that a strong, central government would be the most beneficial for the preservation of the Union, others saw a Confederation of sovereign state governments as an option more supportive of the liberties American’s fought so hard for in the Revolution....   [tags: Federalist & Antifederalist Positions]
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Federalists in the 19th Century - The formation of the United States Constitution in 1787 led the people of the United States to divide into two groups: the Federalists and the Anti Federalists. They both agreed in the some political thoughts as well as disagreed. Most distinguishable, the Federalists favored the central government, whereas the Antifederalists opposed it. In order to settle the new country after the Revolutionary War, the Hamilton Federalists best represent the ideals of America during the 19th century because it centralized politic, and individuals’ rights, and economic....   [tags: United States history] 1181 words
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A Comparison of the Federalists and the Republicans - A Comparison of the Federalists and the Republicans Federalism a central feature of the American political system has long been an important issue. The nature of federalism has been shaped through the years by debates between prominent statesmen, laws, and Supreme Court decisions. When the colonies declared their independence from the Britain in 1776, they reacted against the British unitary system in which all political and economic power was concentrated in London. A major source of friction between the colonies and the mother country was the British attempt to reclaim powers previously granted to the colonial governments....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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Were the Federalists Democratic? - Were the Federalists Democratic. The idea of democracy is both vague and is often over-simplified to mean "majority rules". In theory, such a notion sounds both just and efficient. However, in practice, the concept of "majority rules" is much more complex and often difficult to implement. Modern-day versions of democracy, such as the one utilized in the United States, simply guarantees a person's right to voice his or her opinion in all matters involving the public. American democracy merely provides a forum for the expression of such viewpoints; it does not guarantee the ability of any individual to bring about change....   [tags: Papers] 1002 words
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The Similarities and Differences between the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers - The Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers played a major role in US History. They dealt with many problems in politics. The papers were made after the Revolutionary war. People started to worry that the government would not last under the Articles of Confederation. Without having a backup plan just yet, some delegates met up and created the Constitution. The constitution had to be ratified before it became the rule of all the land. The Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers discuss whether the constitution should be approved or not....   [tags: US post-revolution history, ] 882 words
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Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist - Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist The road to accepting the Constitution of the United States was neither easy nor predetermined. In fact during and after its drafting a wide-ranging debate was held between those who supported the Constitution, the Federalists, and those who were against it, the Anti-Federalists. The basis of this debate regarded the kind of government the Constitution was proposing, a centralized republic. Included in the debate over a centralized government were issues concerning the affect the Constitution would have on state power, the power of the different branches of government that the Constitution would create, and the issue of a standing army....   [tags: Papers] 852 words
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Federalist Vs Anti-Federalist - John Adams stated that “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” Federalists believed this, and fought verbal and written battles against the Anti-Federalists, who disagreed with John Adams....   [tags: US History Constitution] 912 words
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The Progression From The Articles of Confederation to The Constitution As a Result of Anti-Federalist, and Federalist Debate - Looking back in history (1781-1787) at the debate over ratification of the Constitution we can see that the making of the constitution was a long drawn out battle between the federalists and the Anti-Federalists. There were concerns as to the inherent weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, such as the lack of action during Shay’s Rebellion, the issue over taxation, as well as the problematic consensus required by all states to change any one of the Articles. There was a fear that if given too much power the executive leader would become like the king they had just fought a revolution to free themselves from....   [tags: American Constitution]
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Political Parties in George Washington's Cabinet - A political party is a group of people who seek to win elections and hold public office in order to shape government policy and programs. George Washington warned the nation against creating political parties in his famous “Farewell Address”. He feared political parties would divide the country and weaken support of the Constitution (Doc 4). The first major political parties, the Federalists and the Republicans, were created during the term of President George Washington. Despite President Washington’s warning, the rise of the two political parties, in the years after his term was inevitable....   [tags: Federalists, democrats, republicans] 751 words
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The Controversy over the Bill of Rights - ... They believe if they are attacked, the authorities will not get there in time to save their lives. It may be true that a gun will scare away a potential attacker or prevent possible injury to themselves or their family. Thankfully, there are specific criteria that must be met before a citizen can get a gun, so ideally only responsible citizens will own one. People who live in remote places or places with a high crime rate may not be able to get police protection in time without their own means of protecting themselves....   [tags: government, rights, federalists, constitiution] 1512 words
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Debate over Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 - Two popular parties in America during the formation of a new nation debated for decades over different laws, policies and other various government issues. These two parties were know as the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans also known as the Jeffersonian Republicans. Popular names in the Federalist party included John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay while James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were the most know Democratic-Republicans. Perhaps the largest debate was over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798....   [tags: federalists, republican, debate, government] 650 words
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Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 and The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 - ... The Virginia and Kentucky Resolution (2009) argued that the Sedition Act gave too much power to the federal government over the people. The resolution (2009) argued that an individual state has the power to ignore a government action if they believe that it is a violation of the constitution (Sedition, 2009). The hidden motives behind the Alien and Sedition Acts were to increase the amount of power the federal government had and restrict people’s freedom of speech. These laws expired once Thomas Jefferson was elected President in 1801....   [tags: Federalists, Laws]
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Constitutional Framers - The Confederation congress was plagued with problems as the former colonies struggled to form a national identity. The lack of permanent physical location and united national government led to problems of inaction, following the Revolutionary war. “Congress’s lack of power and frequent inability to act (often due to a lack of quorum or the need for a supermajority for certain decisions) demanded reform” (Wirls 58). The founding fathers agreed on the need for a stronger national government however two opposing groups argued about the nature of its composition....   [tags: American History, The Federalists] 1368 words
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Anti-Federalist - Most Americans were very suspicious of government, but the Anti- Federalist was really mistrustful of the government in general and strong national government. This mistrust was the basis of their opposition to the constitution. They feared it had created a government the people could not control. Many distinguished Americans were Anti-Federalists. Leaders included George Mason and Elbridge Gerry. Both attended the Philadelphia Convention but had refused to sign the constitution....   [tags: essays research papers] 661 words
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Changes and Sacrifices of the Democratic-Republicans and the Federalists - Early in the Constitutional period, Anti-Federalist, later the Democratic-Republican party and the Federalist had disputes and opposing plans for the new and young nation. Federalist stood for a strong and centralized federal government; especially one that focused on commercial interest. Democratic-Republicans wanted a weak central government that would be under the sovereignty of the states and focused on the agrarian life of the United States. As time dragged on, each party evolved after the Constitutional period from 1800 to 1824....   [tags: the Constitutional period of the US] 1821 words
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James Madison and the Federalist Papers - On September 17, 1787, the Philadelphia Convention sent their new constitution to the states for ratification. The Federalists highly approved of the Constitution because it allowed for a more central and powerful government that was previously undermined under the Articles of Confederation. The Anti-Federalists, however, didn’t want a powerful central government, but, instead, powerful state governments; in response to the Constitution, many Anti-Federalists began writing essays and creating pamphlets as a means of arguing against it....   [tags: Federalist Papers] 739 words
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Changes Brought About by Thomas Jefferson's Presidency and the Revolution of 1800 - ... Thomas Jefferson said “revolution of 1800 … was as real a revolution in the principle of our government as that of [17]76 was in its form; not effected … by the sword, as that, but by the rational and peaceable instrument of reform, the suffrage of the people.”, Jefferson wrote this to Spencer Roan after almost 20 years of the presidential election in the 1800. Thomas Jefferson thought this him stepping into office was a revolutionary. I agree as well that this was revolutionary moment in history....   [tags: federalists, government, bloodless] 450 words
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Development of the New United States - ... After years of war they received their independence and struggled to form a cohesive government, so logically people split up into different groups. There was the federalist headed by Alexander Hamilton and the anti federalist led by Thomas Jefferson. There were two antithesis views on how the government should be run, hence the promotion of the newly formed political parties headed by two political powerhouses with out them the government could turn into a dictatorship. In 1789 when George Washington was unanimously selected to be the first president of the United States he created a cabinet of trusted officials to help separate the executive branch from the legislative branch....   [tags: government, constitution, federalists] 524 words
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The Federalist Party - If I was a citizen in the United States of America back in 1790, I would want to be part of the Federalist Party. The Federalist Party was created by Alexander Hamilton, and his party wants a strong central government in America with power given to the wealthy and political leaders. The only other party back then was the justly named Anti-Federalist party. The Anti-Federalist party was started by Thomas Jefferson and this party had completely opposite views to the Federalists. Anti-Federalists focused on power among the individual states, as opposed to having a powerful central government....   [tags: American Government] 825 words
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The Federalist Papers and The Hamilton Report - First I would like to welcome you to the wonderful land of America. I hope you have had fair travels from London. As I understand the situation, you are in a state of ambivalence in regards to your political affiliations; I write to you today to help you see the strength in the Federalist Party. The Federalist Party has the potential to continue aiding America in taking lengthy strides toward being a great nation. I will debrief you on the successes the Federalist Party has participated in thus far; the Federalist Papers and the Hamilton Reports....   [tags: ratification of the constitution] 1404 words
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Federalist Alexander Hamilton - ... He had a proposal for the new government that was modeled on the British system, which Hamilton considered the best. Federalists such as Hamilton supported ratification. But Anti-Federalists, who feared that the document gave too much power to the federal government, worked to convince the states to reject it. Hamilton believed that the ratification was necessary because giving more power to the central government was essential for the nation's survival. In The Federalist Papers Hamilton sets the stage for those that would follow, entitling that "The vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty." The essays were moved out at a remarkable pace, particularly considering the...   [tags: political and historical analysis] 672 words
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Federalists and Antifederalists - Frustration was mounting. As he sat in the North Carolina ratifying convention and listened to the roll call of their membership, William Richardson Davie must have worried that the federalist movement in his state would die a slow and agonizing death before him. Davie, an ardent proponent of federalism and its promotion of a strong national and central government, had spent nearly a year arguing and debating the necessity and importance of ratifying the newly-proposed federal Constitution. The membership’s list of names forebode trouble for Davie and his federalist colleagues and he realized as the names were read aloud that the convention’s membership favored those who opposed the federal...   [tags: north carolina, federalist movement] 2684 words
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Controversial Issues in the United States - Throughout history, especially when a new country is formed, there are many controversial issues. These issues come up when not everyone agrees on how the country should be run. In the United States, especially in the early years, there were various issues. These issues split the United States into 2 political parties. In the early 1800’s, these 2 parties were the Democratic Republicans and the Federalists. Democratic Republicans believed in a strong state government. The Federalist believed in a strong central government....   [tags: federal government, federalist, republicans]
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Federalist - After winning their independence in the American Revolution, America's leaders were hesitant to create a strong centralized government in fear that it would only replace King George III's tyranny. As a result, the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, gave the national government hardly any power over the states, and created chaos within the nation. Because of the Articles' inefficiency, a new document called the Constitution was drafted. The Constitution created a more centralized government with the separation of powers among executive, legislative, and judicial branches....   [tags: Political Science Politics] 1448 words
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How Was the Threat of War with France during John Adams’ Presidency Used by the Federalist party to Attack the Republicans? - A. Plan of the Investigation This study investigates how was the threat of war with France during John Adams’ presidency used by the Federalist party to attack the Republicans. It will look at the “Quasi-War’s” effects on the political attitudes of the time as well as legislation passed by John Adams and Congress. Specifically, the XYZ affair will be discussed as an example of the tense relations between the countries and a catalyst for the Federalist support used to gain an upper hand over the Republicans, and the Alien and Sedition Acts will be examined as an example of Federalist legislation passed against the Republicans....   [tags: American History, France, John Adams]
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The Motive For Anti-abortion Laws - Abortion Abortion have been around for many years, studied for different societies. It was legal in the United States from the earliest times. In the middle 1800s, states began to pass laws that made abortions illegal. There are two different types of abortion.One is Clinic abortion, and the other one is an abortion pill. Abortions are very common. In fact, 3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. The motive for anti-abortion laws varied from state to state....   [tags: anti-abortion laws, criminalization]
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Hitler and Anti-Semitism Analysis - Throughout the centuries, there has been a strong and persistent hatred towards Jews. The origins of this loathing have arose from factors such as religious beliefs, economic factors, nationalism, and beliefs about race and biology. One of the most prominent anti-sematic figures in history was Adolf Hitler, who had numerous reasons to detest the Jews. Hitler had a vision that Germany would one day have the perfect race; the Aryan race and that was Hitler’s primary focus. Hitler gained his anti-sematic views as a young man while he lived in the capitol city, Vienna....   [tags: hitler, anti semitism, jews] 857 words
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Classical and Modern Anti-Semitism in the Mortara Case - According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, anti-Semitism is hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group. There are two main types of anti-Semitism: classical anti-Semitism and modern anti-Semitism. Classical anti-Semitism is the hatred and intolerance towards Jews because of their religious differences. According to remember.org, “Modern anti-Semitism, in contrast to earlier forms, was based not on religious practices of the Jews but on the theory that Jews comprised an inferior race....   [tags: Anti-Semitism]
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Uganda's Anti-gay Laws - There has been an increase of gays all over the world in the last few generations. Some countries have become accepting to it, but others are not having any of it and Uganda, a country in East Africa, is one of them. Uganda has passed severe laws for an anti-gay country. Some laws as severe as life in prison or death sentence. The U.S. should step in and act as an International police force before things get too out of hand because nobody should be put to death or spend lifetime in prison for being who they are....   [tags: Anti-gay Laws]
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The Anti-Hero in ’The Godfather’ (part one) and ‘Of Mice and Men’ - From your garden-variety run-from-the-law thug, to the misunderstood maniacal scientist or the introverted girl scared of finding her away about the world, the term ‘Anti-hero’ is too broad a character to typecast; and so to reflect thematic issues associated, we can’t simply plunk the subheadings of ‘greedy’, ‘abusive’ or ’crazy’ etc upon them. The only independent variable, in the making of an anti-hero, through our own experiences and contextual environment, is their ability to make a connection with us....   [tags: Anti-Hero in Literature] 2525 words
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An Analysis of Federalist Papers 10 and 51 - Federalist Papers 10 and 51 served to explain the union as a safeguard against factions and insurrection and to explain how the structure of this new union must encompass the ability to furnish proper checks and balances between the different departments within itself respectively. These articles contain absolutely no higher meaning concerning Plato’s beliefs of the True, Good and the Beautiful. The articles are merely rhetoric used to rationalize the benefits of a new system, explain how the new union will be constructed and most crucial to the essays, sway public opinion to support the ratification of the new constitution....   [tags: The Federalist Papers]
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A Review og LifeCell Anti-Aging Cream - Looking younger can often lead to many benefits. This can include an improved mood to enhancing an individual's quality of life. The ability to have a more youthful appearance will easily provide a variety of benefits. There include personal benefits and professional benefits. The only option available in past years was risky plastic surgery or expensive cures that were touted as miracles. Today a cream that can reverse aging is available that is an in affordable alternative. Read through a Lifecell review that offers reasons to use this product to achieve a younger appearance....   [tags: beauty, wrinkles, anti-oxidents] 821 words
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Exploring Why We Enjoy the Anti-Hero - There is no doubt that the popularity of the anti-hero as we know it has increased in recent times. With unlikely, yet popular moral gray protagonists like Jack Bauer, Dexter, and Gregory House leading some of the most popular TV shows and characters like James Bond, Lisbeth Salander, Tyler Durden (from Fight Club), and Jack Sparrow being some of the most memorable in movies, it is not surprising that there has been an increased interest to understand what causes this characters to be so popular (Peter Jonason in et al., 193)....   [tags: The Rise of the Anti-Hero]
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Federalists - The early years of the Constitution of the United States were full of political strife. The two prominent political ideals were complete opposites. The Jeffersonian Republicans were focused on giving power to the people and maintaining a pastoral economy, while the Federalists supported the control of the government by the elite class, and maintaining “positive” democracy. Both parties feared the influence and effect the other party would have on the public. In Linda K. Kerber's article, “The Fears of the Federalists”, the major concerns Federalists held in the early 19th century are described....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Anti-war Movement during the Vietnam War - Paul Potter, president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), held his first anti-war rally that attracted 25,000 people. The movement occurred between 1960 and 1970. Paul Potter’s speech, “The Incredible War”, was established in hopes of ending the war by creating a social movement. The only way for people to end the war is by challenging the system, creating posters, and not by having a couple marches because that wasn’t going to benefit them. “This war was mainly fought mainly by Vietnamese Communists, who were strong in the north of Vietnam.” (Britannica) The goal of the movement was to end the Vietnam War because it was taking away the American’s freedom and destroying their peace...   [tags: anti war rally, anti war movement, Paul Potter]
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Anti-War Elements in Joseph Heller’s "Catch-22" - Critics often refer to Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 as an anti-war novel. At its core, the novel has a disparaging view of war. The main character, John Yossarian, believes that war is madness. He is astounded that men lay down their lives for vague concepts such as country, patriotism, and honor. However, unlike the typical anti-war novel, Catch-22 doesn’t focus on the most dismal aspects of war; Heller masterfully crafts an effective satirical style of addressing war. Corruption, confusion, and dishonesty run amok in the novel and these principles justify the embodiment of Catch-22 as an anti-war novel....   [tags: Joseph Heller, Catch-22, anti-war, ] 1165 words
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Federalists - James Madison was a very intelligent man and was one of the forefathers for our country. In Madison’s Federalist Paper Number 10 he describes the need to control factions in the United States and how the government is to do so. The Federalist papers are a key point in describing how to control “factions” that are so dangerous to the young government, or so Madison feels. In Madison’s paper he clearly lays out his idea on the sources of factions, his feelings on democracy versus a republic, and how to control factions....   [tags: American History, Madison, Factions] 944 words
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The Federalist - In order to ascertain the cultural and literary significance of the “The Federalist”, an understanding of some small but significant United States history is in order. In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was to meet and determine the next pivotal step for the United States of America. What will be the governing body of this new republic and how should it strike forward on this great adventure. A team of framers set out to write what would become one the greatest documents in modern history. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Bl...   [tags: Cultural, Literary Significance]
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Martin Luther Was The Worst Anti-Semite Of All Time - Martin Luther was a Christian priest, German monk, and a notorious anti-Semite who lived from the late fifteenth century until the early sixteenth century. He wrote many anti-Jewish manuscripts and books, and recruited against them for his entire life. Still, he was a monumental Christian leader, who contributed very much to their religion, in ways such as translating the bible into German and leading the Protestant Reformation. However, to Jews he will always be remembered as possibly the worst anti-Semite of all time....   [tags: Christian Priest, German Monk, Anti-Semite]
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