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Anti - Federalist Papers
NOTE: The list of Anti-Federalist Papers below is to provide some indication of the sentiments against a central government such as the one proposed by The Federalist. The text of these papers can be found on various Web sites as well as in most libraries. It is interesting to note that there are 85 Anti-Federalist Papers; the same number as (pro) Federalist Papers.
  • No. 01 General Introduction: A Dangerous Plan Of Benefit Only To The "Aristocratick Combination"
  • No. 02 "We Have Been Told Of Phantoms"
  • No. 03 New Constitution Creates A National Government; Will Not Abate Foreign Influence; Dangers Of Civil War And Despotism
  • No. 04 Foreign Wars, Civil Wars, Indian Wars: Three Bugbears
  • No. 05 Scotland And England - A Case In Point
  • No. 06 The Hobgoblins Of Anarchy And Dissensions Among The States
  • No. 07 Adoption Of The Constitution Will Lead To Civil War
  • No. 08 "The Power Vested In Congress Of Sending Troops For Suppressing Insurrections Will Always Enable Them To Stifle The First Struggles Of Freedom
  • No. 09 A Consolidated Government Is A Tyranny
  • No. 10 On The Preservation Of Parties, Public Liberty Depends
  • No. 11 Unrestricted Power Over Commerce Should Not Be Given The National Government
  • No. 12 How Will The New Government Raise Money?
  • No. 13 The Expense Of The New Government
  • No. 14 Extent Of Territory Under Consolidated Government Too Large To Preserve Liberty Or Protect Property
  • No. 15 Rhode Island Is Right!
  • No. 16 Europeans Admire And Federalists Decry The Present System
  • No. 17 Federalist Power Will Ultimately Subvert State Authority
  • No. 18 What Does History Teach? (Part I)
  • No. 19 What Does History Teach? (Part I)
  • No. 20 What Does History Teach? (Part I)
  • No. 18 What Does History Teach? (Part II)
  • No. 19 What Does History Teach? (Part II)
  • No. 20 What Does History Teach? (Part II)
  • No. 21 Why The Articles Failed
  • No. 22 Articles Of Confederation Simply Requires Amendments, Particularly For Commercial Power And Judicial Power; Constitution Goes Too Far
  • No. 23 Certain Powers Necessary For The Common Defense, Can And Should Be Limited
  • No. 24 Objections To A Standing Army (Part I)
  • No. 25 Objections To A Standing Army (Part II)
  • No. 26 The Use Of Coercion By The New Government (Part I)
  • No. 27 The Use Of Coercion By The New Government (Part II)
  • No. 28 The Use Of Coercion By The New Government (Part III)
  • No. 29 Objections To National Control Of The Militia
  • No. 30 A Virginia Antifederalist On The Issue Of Taxation
  • No. 31 A Virginia Antifederalist On The Issue Of Taxation
  • No. 32 Federal Taxation And The Doctrine Of Implied Powers (Part I)
  • No. 33 Federal Taxation And The Doctrine Of Implied Powers (Part II)
  • No. 34 The Problem Of Concurrent Taxation
  • No. 35 Federal Taxing Power Must Be Restrained
  • No. 36 Representation And Internal Taxation
  • No. 37 Factions And The Constitution
  • No. 38 Some Reactions To Federalists Arguments
  • No. 39 Appearance And Reality; The Form Is Federal; The Effect Is National
  • No. 40 On The Motivations And Authority Of The Founding Fathers
  • No. 41 (Part 1) Richard Henry Lee "The Quantity Of Power The Union Must Possess Is One Thing; The Mode Of Exercising The Powers Given Is Quite A Different Consideration"
  • No. 41 (Part II) Richard Henry Lee "The Quantity Of Power The Union Must Possess Is One Thing; The Mode Of Exercising The Powers Given Is Quite A Different Consideration"
  • No. 42 ditto no. 41 (Part 1)
  • No. 42 ditto no. 41 (Part 2)
  • No. 43 ditto no. 42 (Part 1)
  • No. 43 ditto no. 42 (Part 2)
  • No. 44 What Congress Can Do; What A State Can Not
  • No. 45 Powers Of National Government Dangerous To State Governments; New York As An Example
  • No. 46 "Where Then Is The Restraint?"
  • No. 47 "Balance" Of Departments Not Achieved Under New Constitution
  • No. 48 No Separation Of Departments Results In No Responsibility
  • No. 49 On Constitutional Conventions (Part I)
  • No. 50 On Constitutional Conventions (Part II)
  • No. 51 Do Checks And Balances Really Secure The Rights Of The People?
  • No. 52 On The Guarantee Of Congressional Biennial Elections
  • No. 53 A Plea For The Right Of Recall
  • No. 54 Apportionment And Slavery: Nothern And Southern Views
  • No. 55 Will The House Of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part I)
  • No. 56 Will The House Of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part II)
  • No. 57 Will The House Of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part III)
  • No. 58 Will The House Of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part IV)
  • No. 59 The Danger Of Congressional Control Of Elections
  • No. 60 Will The Constitution Promote The Interests Of Favorite Classes?
  • No. 61 Questions Aand Comments On The Constitutional Provisions Regarding The Election Of Congressmen
  • No. 62 On The Organization And Powers Of The Senate (Part I)
  • No. 63 On The Organization And Powers Of The Senate (Part II)
  • No. 64 On The Organization And Powers Of The Senate (Part III)
  • No. 65 On The Organization And Powers Of The Senate (Part IV)
  • No. 66 From North Carolina
  • No. 67 Various Fears Concerning The Executive Department
  • No. 68 On The Mode Of Electing The President
  • No. 69 The Character Of The Executive Office
  • No. 70 The Powers And Dangereous Potentials Of His Elected Majesty
  • No. 71 The Presidential Term Of Office
  • No. 72 On The Electoral College; On Reeligibility Of The President
  • No. 73 Does The Presidential Veto Power Infringe On The Separation Of Departments?
  • No. 74 The President As Military King
  • No. 75 A Note Protesting The Treaty-Making Provisions Of The Constitution
  • No. 76 An Antifederalist View Of The Appointing Power Under The Constitution
  • No. 77 An Antifederalist View Of The Appointing Power Under The Constitution
  • No. 78 The Power Of The Judiciary (Part I)
  • No. 79 The Power Of The Judiciary (Part I)
  • No. 80 The Power Of The Judiciary (Part II)
  • No. 81 The Power Of The Judiciary III)
  • No. 82 The Power Of The Judiciary (Part IV)
  • No. 83 The Federal Judiciary And The Issue Of Trial By Jury
  • No. 84 On The Lack Of A Bill Of Rights
  • No. 85 Concluding Remarks: Evils Under Confederation Exaggerated; Constitution Must Be Drastically Revised Before Adoption

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