Contents
Introductionviii
Antifederalist No.
1. General Introduction: A Dangerous Plan of Benefit Only to the "Aristocratick Combination"1
2. "We Have Been Told of Phantoms . . ."2
3. New Constitution Creates a National Government; Will Not Abate Foreign Influence; Dangers of Civil War and Despotism6
4. Foreign Wars, Civil Wars, and Indian Wars--Three Bugbears8
5. Scotland and England--A Case in Point12
6. The Hobgoblins of Anarchy and Dissensions Among the States14
7. Adoption of the Constitution Will Lead to Civil War16
8. "The Power Vested in Congress of Sending Troops for Suppressing Insurrections Will Always Enable Them to Stifle the First Struggles of Freedom"18
9. A Consolidated Government Is a Tyranny20
10. On the Preservation of Parties, Public Liberty Depends23
11. Unrestricted Power Over Commerce Should Not Be Given the National Government27
12. How Will the New Government Raise Money?30
13. The Expense of the New Government33
14. Extent of Territory Under Consolidated Government Too Large to Preserve Liberty or Protect Property36
15. Rhode Island Is Right!39
16. Europeans Admire and Federalists Decry the Present System40
17. Federalist Power Will Ultimately Subvert State Authority42
18-20. What Does History Teach? (I)45
18-20. What Does History Teach? (II)48
21. Why the Articles Failed51
22. Articles of Confederation Simply Requires Amendments, Particularly for Commercial Power and Judicial Power; Constitution Goes Too Far54
23. Certain Powers Necessary for the Common Defense, Can and Should Be Limited57
24. Objections to a Standing Army (I)62
25. Objections to a Standing Army (II)66
26. The Use of Coercion By the New Government (I)70
27. The Use of Coercion By the New Government (II)73
28. The Use of Coercion By the New Government (III)74
29. Objections to National Control of the Militia77

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