Advocates of a strong national government and supporters of adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
Supporters of the Constitution during the battle for its ratification. Also became one of the first two major political parties in the United States.
A group of people who supported the adoption of the Constitution. Leading Federalists included Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.
One of the two first national political parties, it favored a strong central government.
Federalists advocated ratification of the Constitution; they were centralizing nationalists. Antifederalists opposed ratification of the Constitution; they were states' rightists and were concerned that the Constitution contained no Bill of Rights.
Latin American politicians who wanted policies, especially fiscal and commercial regulation, to be set by regional governments rather than centralized national administrations; often supported by politicians who described themselves as liberals. (p. 761)