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Federalism

A political system in which the central government has certain, enumerated powers, and other government responsibilities are delegated to lower levels of government. For example, a federalist system may designate the central government to handle monetary policy and foreign affairs, but delegate most other matters to the provinces or states. Examples of federalist countries include the United States and Canada.
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One high-visibility debate between federalists and antifederalists elicited from Publius a particularly close examination of British history.
However, emphasis on this point gives the impression that Republicans could do nothing other than declare war when Federalists denounced economic coercion and taunted their lack of military preparation.
For example, since the Federalists had been in power, they had thundered about France's attacks on American merchant vessels to the point where a diplomatic solution was no longer an option.
It also comes as an unsettling afterthought to contrast the economic status of the Federalists and Jeffersonians, and to realize that Alexander Hamilton died in 1804 up to his ears in debt, that John Adams never owned more than the modest middling farmstead of the Adamses at Quincy, and that all the major Federalist political voices were, like Fisher Ames, lawyers with no independent family wealth who often ruined themselves financially in civil service.
135) Anti-Federalists as well as Federalists blamed the inevitable foolishness of the People when a political decision went against them.
As historians continue to study the complex relationship between the United States and Saint-Domingue in the Age of Revolution, Johnson's detailed study of Federalist diplomacy will surely be a crucial resource.
Small wonder that Jefferson was loath to trust the Federalists with the instruction of our young nation's officer corps
The charges against Chase, however, were his High Federalist harangues, especially one bemoaning Republican "mobocracy" during a charge to a grand jury (when the justices rode circuit).
Yet the process by which the reader becomes a participant in both the sentence and the government is through the act of deliberation, which is consistent with the role of the citizens envisioned by the Federalists.
Plans for "failure" would leak, implying that federalists expected "yes" would win-and discourage those fighting for "no.
Ukrainian militants began an offensive against federalists in Slaviansk late Tuesday night, according to media.
Karim Al-Barase, a federalist activist, said federalists were planning to set up a new oil company in the east to handle the region's oil exports transparently.