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Federalists' Beliefs

Federalists believed that small republics of the past have been ruined by stingy groups.
 Because the powers of the govenment are limited, federalists believed that a bill of rights is unnecessary.
In addition federalists thought that checks and balances and separation of powers limited the power of the government.
Also, federalists thought that the essential and correct and general welfare clauses allow the government to finish tasks that it's responsible for doing.
Since federalists believed that the central government should be strong, they also thought that a strong executive branch is critical for the national government.
Federalists, like John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, were in favor of the national bank.
Unlike anti-federalists, federalists favored the ratification of the Constitution.

Anti-Federalists' Beliefs

Anti-federalists thought that the power of the national government should be limited.
Patrick Henry, George Mason, Mercy Otis Warren, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Edmund Randolph and Richard Henry Lee were anti-federalists. Anti-federalists supported farmers, artisans, and skilled workers, and they believed that there must be a Bill of Rights. 
Because the national governmetn had too much power under the Constitution, they believed that state governmetns will be destroyed.
They thought that republican governmetns should only work in small communities where people are equal with wealth and values. 
Anti-federalists thought that the necessary and proper clause gives too much power to the national government and that a strong executive branch will soon become a monarchy.
Also, anti-federalists thought that free governmetn requires active participation of the people.

Chart-If there is a green check mark, that group supported the idea.  If there is a red x, that group did not support the statement.