Create a word processing document titled “Federalism Debates.” Copy the following questions into your document and respond to each question in one or two well-developed paragraphs. You should refer to specific details from the reading selections on the worksheets to support your answers.

  • What did the Anti-federalists mean by a “consolidated republic”?
  • Why does the Federal Farmer reject the “partial consolidation” that will result from the proposed constitution?
  • Why did Centinel and Brutus believe that an extended republic would result in either rebellion or tyranny?
  • Why does Brutus believe that representation will not work properly in an extended republic?
  • According to Brutus, what problems would be caused by the diversity of interests among states and citizens in an extended republic?