Wed 10/26 – Friday 10/28- Federalists v. Anti Federlists

For the next three days we will be looking at the major differences that existed between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Looking closer into the arguments that each of these groups had, we will be gaining a perspective into some fundamental arguments and perspectives that will continue to be discussed about the nature of power in government and the rights of individuals.

Learning Targets

I CAN IDENTIFY the key differences between the beliefs of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists

I CAN EXPLAIN the constitutional beliefs of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists 

 brainstormPlease explain the last argument you got in over something that said on social media.

The Main Course

To help students keep the growing number of events and documents that we have covered this year so far, we will create a short timeline in notebooks and arrange the following items:

13 American Colonies, Declaration of Independence, American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Shays Rebellion, Constitutional Convention, Constitution is Complete!

After we have properly sorted these items I will then bring out the word “RATIFICATION”. As a class we will define this word and explain that although the Constitutional Convention is completed the Constitution itself will still need to be accepted by the country.

On Wed. we will first read the following section in the book:

Chapter 8.3_Ratifying the Constitution

and then filling in the following guided notes:


We will talk about the difference between the government structures of a “Confederation” and “Federalism”.

Today’s Power Point:


Guided Notes:


Advanced American History

Today’s Reading: Jr Scholastic Constitution

Individual Chart:  Fed – Anti Fed chart



To ensure that we can understand the different views between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, we will complete the two following activities:

Fed v AntiFed Views

Federalists and Anti-Federalists reading

Fed v AntiFed_Who Would Say That  


Additional Resources:


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