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In the American Patriot cause of 1774/75, these "Seaboard vs. Upcountry" divisions became the basis of further "conservative" (wanting merely to gain the rights of Englishmen due to these subjects of the British Empire) vs. "radical" (beginning to agitate for full Independence) divisions in many of the colony (though, in Massachusetts [to take one exceptional example]- where the spark which lit the American Revolution was first struck, these "conservative"/"radical" divisions cut across the "seaboard"/"open country" divisions in that colony). After 1776- when all Patriots were, in theory if not in practice, pro-Independence- these "factions" settled pretty much into what one historian [Jackson Turner Main, in his 1973 work Political Parties before the Constitution] has called "Cosmopolitan" vs. "Localist". It was this division which would pretty much form the basis of the "Federalist" (pro-ratification of the Constitution) and "Antifederalist" (opposed to ratification of the Constitution) debate in 1787 into 1788.

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The Antifederalists worried that the limits on direct voting and the long terms of the president and senators, supplied by the constitution, would create a population of elites and aristocrats, which in turn would eventually take away power from the people....


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To determine the original intent of the Second Amendment, this Article will examine the history of armed citizens in England, the Federalist and Antifederalist debates, the meaning of the word "militia," the constitutional ratification process, and the various state constitutions in existence at the time.