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Some Anti--Federalists opposed the Constitution because they felt a stronger government would essentially be a pseudo-monarchic power and reduce the power of states, localities, and individuals. Anti-Federalists also felt the Constitution made government too centralized.

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They were afraid of a too powerful central or federal government.

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