Another lesson in obscure history. Few Americans know who the Federalists were or what they stood for. Fewer still know who the Anti-Federalists were or what they stood for. From Centinel at theburningplatform.com:
America, a Short Story
Reposting an expanded version for the Fourth of July because it is important on this day to know what was lost.
The American Revolution and Its Aftermath
The American revolutionaries could be subdivided into two allied “factions”:
Faction 1: anti-monarchist patriots who valued and were willing to risk their lives for liberty and freedom consisting primarily of yeoman farmers, small crafts, tradesmen and entrepreneurs; and,
Faction 2: anti-monarchist elites consisting of larger mercantilists, financial elites, other members of the colonial ruling class and Masons who wished to secure the vast new continent as their fiefdom.
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