Who led the Anti-Federalist movement?

1 Answer
Jun 5, 2018

Thomas Jefferson


In the early republic there were two parties: the Federalist Party led by Washington and the Democratic Republican Party was led by Jefferson. Alexander Hamilton and John Adams were also famous members of the Federalist Party whereas Aaron Burr and Madison were part of the Democratic Republican Party.

They were opposed on the size the federal government should have, the Federalists supported a big federal government whereas the others did not. For instance the federalists favored the creation of a national bank whereas Jefferson and his followers dissented.