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An American Revolution

The Constitution of the United States created a government that was both new an innovative for its time. It instituted a strong federal government across the United States, which caused uneasiness among a nation that had just fought a war against the federal tyranny of Britain. These revolutionary ideas created a partisan reaction to the Constitution in early America. In the fight for ratification, Federalists and Anti-Federalists battled over the ideas of the Constitution. While Federalists saw a strong federal government as a source of freedom for the people, Anti-Federalists saw it as infringement on their liberties already provided for by the states. After much debate, the newly suggested Bill of Rights quelled fears that the federal government under the Constitution would infringe upon the rights of its citizens. This reform allowed for the popular ratification of the Constitution.
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