Here are some: vast or large vs small republics; how is tyranny best controlled (via centralized or decentralized power); does the constitution adequately protect the rights of states and individuals (unamended, with no bill of rights); which group was the most ‘prophetic’ about the future of american politics in your view; does the national government institutions (president or congress or courts) create a central government that is too powerful?
For this week, read the following:
• Read Anti-Federalist Papers: Patrick Henry’s Speech (June 5, 1788) http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1786-1800/the-anti-federalist-papers/speech-of-patrick-henry-(june-5-1788).php
• Read Anti-Federalist Papers Centinel 1: http://www.constitution.org/afp/centin01.htm
Read Federalist Papers 47 and 84
• Read Anti-Federalist Papers John Dewitt II: http://www.constitution.org/afp/dewitt02.htm
• Read Federalist Papers 10, 14, 15, 45, and 51
All the federalist papers can be found here: