There was strong opposition to Constitution as federalist was against this ideology. These groups opposed the ratification of the Constitution. They stated that the federalism arrangement would give Federal government more power. They operated on the ideology that these would increase plausible corruption in the central government (Church, 2014, p. 17). There was a view that the core values of American Freedom would be threatened if the government would eventually come under the tyrannical rile. President Powers were very strong in this notion. Fiscal authority of the government was questioned. The people feared that this would lead to unwanted spending and in oppressive taxes. Anti-federalist feared the implication of giving a single person more powers in this system.
Constitution had created more wholesome government and a sense of nation. It laid the foundation of national identity. There was importance given to ensure the safety and security of the people. It is evident that the Anti-federalist groups feared for a tyrannical government to come into power. They feared that President would make rules that could be corrupt. However, a more decentralized approach such as the ones mentioned in the Articles of Confederation would be beneficial in some instances. Ultimately the constitution and the federal government would work only if the President is qualified and honest. Reducing the powers of the President in the constitution would be a safer option to prevent tyrannical individuals from gaining much power.
The Constitution is a powerful analogy that has led to the formation of American national identity. The three branches of government were clear and the financial flow was established in the constitution. However, Articles of Confederation focused on the powers of the state and was more decentralized. The positives in the Constitution over weigh the Articles, there is a possibility that a tyrannical leader who is corrupt to gain power in the state. This is an obvious disadvantage in constitution. To conclude, these are the functional differences between the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation.