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What did Anti-Federalists fear would happen if the Constitution became law? Congress would have too much power over states. States would have too much freedom to make their own laws. Congress and states would have equal power. States would control which laws Congress made.

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Cynthia Baker on January 18, 2018

AnswerCongress would have too much power over the states.ExplanationFederalism is a system of government where power is divided between the national government and other units of government. Thus, the power is shared between the federal government and other states, as well as the local government.Anti-federalists preferred a weak central government, This is because that equates to a strong government with British tyranny. Had the feeling that the states were giving too much power to the new federal government. They tried to amend the Constitution, in particular with a Bill of Rights as a condition prior to their ratification. This is because they feared that the constitution of the over-centralize government and diminish individual rights and freedoms.


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