POS2041 Saint Peter’s College Foundations of American Government Discussion

Discussion 2

Foundations of American Government

First, define the competing interests of the federalists and anti-federalists.

Then, identify a key argument from each side and explain the importance of this concern historically and now.

Finally, which position (federalist or anti-federalist) do you find more persuasive and why?

Once you have posted your response, the other students’ responses will appear. Please read over the other students’ response and then reply to at least two classmates. In your reply identify something you had not previously been aware of or something which challenges you to think differently.

Your post must be at least 300 words. List all web resources and referenced materials that were used. You must use the APA citation style format in listing references used and in parenthetical citations.

Web Resources

Use these documents for reference, but put them in your own words and use APA citations:

1. Goldfield: Goldfield, D. (2001). The American journey: A history of the United States. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

2. ICivics: Federalists & Anti-Federalists. ICivics. Retrieved from https://www.icivics.org/viewpdf.html?path=/sites/default/files/Federalism.pdf

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