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the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units

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That argument, in turn, was designed to maintain the loyalties of existing federalists while bringing undecided and unsympathetic voters over to the proratification cause.
Buel begins his analytical narrative at the republic's founding and details the objectionable activities of New England Federalists through the end of the war.
Ferling goes on to say that Jefferson's mind would be changed because of the direction in which the Federalists were taking the new republic.
Ultimately, though, the greatest crime of the Federalists (I suspect) has been, like the Copperheads or the Mugwumps or the Whigs, their truculent occupation of the wrong side of the fence from one of the icons of American history, namely Thomas Jefferson.
Both the Federalists proponents and Anti-Federalist opponents were part of the Revolutionary War generation that believed that independence was necessary for the protection of the rights of free men.
Likewise, the book could benefit from a more systematic analysis of the politics of slavery under John Adams, since telling details throughout imply that Federalists never intended to challenge slavery in the way they challenged racial norms.
He feared that a military academy founded by the Federalists would likewise become a bastion of wealth and privilege.
Yes, the Federalist Marshall annoyed the Jeffersonian Republicans by insisting that the Federalist William Marbury deserved his commission to be a justice of the peace in the District of Columbia--the main issue of the case--but Marshall added that, contrary to the Judiciary Act of 1789, the Supreme Court lacked jurisdiction to order the Republican secretary of state (later president) James Madison to deliver the commission.
Hamilton must engage his reader by showing that the Federalist cause includes the happiness and security of the common citizen--a claim the anti-Federalists consistently challenged.
I met constantly during the period with federalists and separatists albeit it primarily at lower levels than those now tapped by Hebert/Lapierre.
The federalists do not recognize the legitimacy of Kiev's interim government and demand that the rioting regions of Donbass, including Donetsk, Slaviansk and Kramatorsk, as well as Luhansk, hold referendums to let people decide on the status of their regions.
This biography shows that McHenry actually became disenchanted with Hamilton and the Federalists and argues that McHenry's forced resignation was unwarranted.
Libyan federalists play upon old divisions dating back to before Gaddafi came to power in 1969.
The federalists say they are not separatists and only want a bigger role and better distribution of wealth.
He sets a good example for how knowledge about the Federalists can be applied to modern political discourse.