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:

            — taxes

            — 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?


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