Was there an equal representation of federalist and anti-federalist points of view in the Constitutional Convention?
Federalist (fed er a list ) a federalist is a supporter of a strong national government and in favor of adopting of the constitution.
The Constitutional Convention happened first. The Convention ran from May 21 to September 17, 1787; the first essays of the Federalist Papers appeared in New York newspapers on October 5, 1787 and ended on June 27, 1788, shortly after the ninth state (New Hampshire) ratified the Constitution and accepted it as the framework for the new government.
The two men most responsible for the calling of the Constitutional Convention, after the failed Annapolis Convention of 1786, were Alexander Hamilton (from New York), and James Madison (from Virginia). They also wrote most of the Federalist Papers, and in 1787, they were a formidable team when it came to the Constitution.
Who refused to attend the Constitutional convention because he did not believe that a stronger national government was a good idea?
Patrick Henry (1736-1799), fearing that the federal government would recreate a centralized monarchy, did not attend the Constitutional Convention in 1787. He was an anti-federalist but promoted the Bill of Rights, and by 1798 generally supported the Federalist government under President John Adams.