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The first political parties were the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists in the late 1700's.

Anit-Federalists were against the ratification of the U.S. Constitution because they thought it gave too much power to the central, or federal, government. They opposed strong central government mainly due to fear of monarchy. They also opposed the Constitution at first because it did not outline the rights of the citizens. Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson held Anti-Federalist views.

Federalists wanted a strong central government and they wanted the Constitution. Federalist leaders included Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. The feud between the two parties may have prevented the ratification of the Constitution had it not been for the Bill of Rights. The Constitution was eventually ratified after the promise of an addition of a Bill of Rights to appease the Anti-Feds. The Bill of Rights aroused out of the Massachusetts Compromise, where the state of Massachusetts agreed to ratify the Constitution if it was later amended to contain a Bill of Rights.

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