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The two major factions were the Federalists and the anti-federalists. The Federalists argued in favor of a strong central government, one that would not have the weaknesses of the old Articles of Confederation, while the anti-federalists were all the people who were afraid that a strong federal government would trample on the freedoms and liberties of the citizens.

According to the Federalists, the Constitution granted only a few specific powers to the Federal government, and the people wouldn't need to worry about the Federal government overstepping its authority and interfering with the liberties of the people. The anti-federalists worried that there was nothing in the Constitution to PREVENT the central government from usurping the authority of the people or of the several States.

The Federalists compromised by agreeing to a Bill of Rights; specific guarantees that the Federal government could never violate. The anti-federalists agreed, and the Constitution was adopted with the Bill of Rights guaranteeing certain freedoms of the people and strict limits to the power of the Federal government.

In the past 220 years, we have seen that the Federalists were terribly wrong, and that the anti-federalists were painfully right. The limits put in place by the Bill of Rights has been trampled, and the freedoms of the people have been usurped, and the "limits" on the powers of the Federal government have been routinely ignored. Senators and Representatives in the Federal government utterly ignore their Constitutional limits, and since the Constitution included no provisions for its own enforcement, there is nothing to stop power-hungry legislators from doing whatever they please.

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What party wanted to ratify the constitution?

The Federalist Party wanted to ratify the Constitution.


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Many Anti-Federalists refused to ratify the Constitution without a Bill of Rights to protect the people from the government.


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