What were the Founding Fathers key goals in their federalist vision?

While the intentions of the founding fathers are discussed even today in modern history, it is certain their intentions were far from creating the government enjoyed by Americans today. Finally escaping the tyranny of England's monarchy, the founding fathers were not receptive of a strong central government. States expressed their own interests at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The original intent of America before this was a loose confederation of states. However, this system lacked a method of taxation, effective interstate commerce, or a standing army. In the Federalist era, thinkers like Alexander Hamilton sought a more federalist style of government in which a strong central government united the states and oversaw the nation's operation.