Please watch the video Empire of Reason, as you are watching evaluate the arguments for and against the Constitution and analyze how those arguments from 200 years ago apply to the United States today.
- Anti-Federalists vs. the Federalists – Briefly define the competing interests of the federalists and anti-federalists.
- Identify one argument from each side stated in the video and explain the importance of this concern then and now. Please be specific in your identifications and applications.
- Which position (federalist or anti-federalist) do you find more persuasive and why?
- What did the United States gain from this debate and what questions have remained?