What main political groups existed in the colonies in the 1770s? How did each group get its name?

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Mar 14, 2017

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The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists

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The Federalists wanted the federal government to have more power than the state governments. The most famous Federalists are George Washington, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton.

The Anti-Federalists wanted the state governments to have more power than the federal government. The most famous Anti-Federalists are Patrick Henry, John Quincy Adams, and Samuel Adams.

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