antifederalist vs federalist

antifederalist federalist


  • 1) Advocate of federalism.
  • 2) Canada, politics Supporter of the view that the province of Québec should remain within the Canadian federal system; an opponent of Québec‐based separatism or sovereigns.
  • 3) An advocate of federalism.
  • 4) A member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
  • 5) An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington.
  • 6) a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
  • 7) an advocate of federalism
  • 8) a member of the Federal party. See federal, a.
  • 9) In polities, an advocate or a supporter of federalism; specifically, an advocate of a close union of states under a common government, or a supporter of such a union as against those who would weaken or destroy it; in United States history
  • 10) One who accepts the federal theology (which see, under theology).
  • 11) Someone who strongly believes in federalism
  • 12) Of or relating to federalism, or its advocates.
  • 13) Of or relating to federalism or its advocates.
  • 14) Of or relating to Federalism or Federalists.


  • 1) The streets were peppered with grand -residences built in any number of styles - federalist, Georgian, Italianate and Greek Revival.
  • 2) ‘In 1984, on the basis of a report put together by an Italian MEP and committed federalist, the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a Draft Treaty on European Union.’
  • 3) ‘The problem is, historically you can't form a majority government without strong support in Quebec and even Quebec federalists may be reluctant to support the premier in a situation like that.’
  • 4) ‘The European federalists wanted to subordinate national governments to an overarching federal authority.’
  • 5) ‘The secession of the southern states of America in the spring of 1861 did not reinforce the arguments of the federalists.’
  • 6) ‘The demands of enlargement have afforded the federalists the political opportunity to begin destroying the old sovereign structures.’
  • 7) ‘federalists were unable to contain the trend toward the country's split.’
  • 8) ‘The worst blow of all for the federalists is under this constitution the Union has no power to tax.’
  • 9) ‘He believed in a strong central government and was a federalist.’
  • 10) ‘Smaller countries like Belgium and the Netherlands are both keen federalists as their political standing can only increase in a United States of Europe.’
  • 11) ‘Two parties, the federalist and the Centralists, quickly appeared, and in 1833 the liberal federalist Santa Anna emerged as President.’
  • 12) ‘federalists, Madison worried, might be able to use some of his notes to their political advantage.’
  • 13) ‘A staunch federalist, Lee defended the Constitution at the 1788 Virginia ratifying convention.’
  • 14) ‘Under the new government, Pinckney became a devoted federalist.’
  • 15) ‘Even Alexander Hamilton, a prominent fellow federalist, ripped into Adams, saying his defects of character made him unfit to hold office.’
  • 16) ‘A federalist is not against federal power in all instances.’
  • 17) ‘Brooks had been a Revolutionary War hero and moderate federalist during the War of 1812.’
  • 18) ‘Washington's successor John Adams was a staunch federalist from Massachusetts.’
  • 19) ‘As his presidency progressed he came to distance himself more and more from the High federalists; by the time he retired he was a federalist in name only.’
  • 20) ‘The Quaker, an ardent federalist, aided Antifederalist opposition to the Constitution by repeatedly raising objections to the slave trade clause.’
  • 21) ‘A federalist, he vehemently opposed the War of 1812.’
  • 22) ‘All the while we remain in the EU, our federalist politicians in all three of the old parties will feel obliged to support Germany and France.’
  • 23) ‘If you want to have the continuation of a recognition that the states have some rights under these federalist principles that the Supreme Court established, then you need to vote for our candidate.’
  • 24) ‘The role of the federal government in such a local concern is justifiably limited by the federalist structure of the American system of government.’
  • 25) ‘His demands for a federalist approach to governing the country - a weakened national government and stronger regional control - have revived fears that some regions may eventually try to secede.’
  • 26) ‘The Commission had a more federalist conception of the Community.’
  • 27) ‘The German Chancellor outlined his vision of a federalist Europe, with greater powers for the European Parliament.’
  • 28) ‘In the United States, with its federalist system, marriage traditionally falls within the boundaries of state law.’
  • 29) ‘For the Conservative Leader to suggest the law is illegitimate because its supporters aren't federalist is outrageous and hypocritical.’
  • 30) ‘Before long, the Dutch would be involved in developments far too federalist for their liking.’
  • 31) ‘He has pledged to continue his long battle to get Britain out of an increasingly federalist EU.’
  • 32) ‘Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was the master politician of the federalist Party.’
  • 33) ‘Instead, President George Washington commissioned the federalist John Jay to negotiate a settlement.’
  • 34) ‘In 1798, the federalist Congress passed four laws to check a perceived French threat during the Undeclared Naval War with France.’
  • 35) ‘federalist Thomas Dawes understood why "some gentlemen have said, that Congress may draw their revenue wholly by direct taxes."’
  • 36) ‘The federalist Party is a name that was originally applied to the advocates of ratification of the Constitution of the United States of 1787.’
  • 37) ‘The original objective of the federalist Papers was to convince New Yorkers to elect to their state ratifying convention delegates who would support the Constitution.’
  • 38) ‘William Coleman, federalist editor of the New-York Evening Post, published an account of the incident in his paper two days later.’
  • 39) ‘After Jefferson's reelection of 1804, federalist strength tended to decline everywhere except in New England.’
  • 40) ‘The country's second, third, and fourth cities lay in these recalcitrant districts, so the federalist challenge could scarcely be brushed aside.’
  • 41) ‘The two families were also frequently selected and elected as political representatives of federalist and then Whig conservatism.’

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