Definition: Federalists and Anti-Federalists
Federalists favored the Constitution
and were led by James Madison, George Washington, and
Anti-Federalists were scared that
the Constitution might put too much power in the hands of the
government. They were led by James Winthrop, John Hancock,
George Clinton, and George Mason.
Note: Thomas Jefferson (in France), and John Adams (in Great
Britain) were not present for the debate.
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