Based on this excerpt, which statement best describes the Federalist view of the proposed Constitution?
Use the excerpt from The Federalist essays to answer the question. “A people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who . . . have nobly established general liberty and independence. This country and this people seem to have been made for each other . . . united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties.”
The Federalist No. 2, John Jay
A. The Federalists believed that similarity of the people in the United States was a source of strength and should be further strengthened by a strong national government.
B. The Federalists believed that similarity of the people in the United States was a weakness and could only be strengthened by a strong national government.
C. The Federalists believed that the variety of the people in the United States was a strength that could only be further strengthened by strong state government.
D. The Federalists believed that a strong national government would weaken the strength of the diversity of the American people.