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April 21, 2019

University of Chicago

The Anti-Federalists’ prediction: The Founding Fathers’ Fears of Executive Encroachment on Checks and Balances may have been Warranted. By Joseph Libertin

Anti-Federalist Concerns A country still wrought with polarization and disagreement was unsurprisingly born out a similar form of disagreement. This dispute arose from contemplation over the makeup of the executive branch. On one side, stood the Federalists–in support of a unitary  ...

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