Was Ben Franklin an Anti-Federalist or a Federalist?

He was a Federalist. He had played a major role in shaping the Constitution and worked hard for its ratification. He believed that government should be subject to the people rather than the other way around, that the purpose of government was to protect the rights of life, liberty and property.

Ben Franklin was a Federalist, he was definitely for the U.S. Constitution but was one that did not think that there was a need to have a Bill of Rights.


Many people think he was the leader of the federalist party,even though he was not. the leader was Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was shot in a duel and died the next day.