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because then by choosing the people for state mayor would be easier than trying to control the nation as one

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Q: Why do you think the colonists wanted state governments to have more power than the central government?
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What did the anti federalist ask for?

They wanted a weak Central Government, and stronger state governments. They opposed the ratification of the Constitution.

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The American colonists were afraid of a strong overpowering government, similar to that of Parliment is Britain.

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