What were the differences between the leaders of Federalists and the leaders of Anti-Federalists? I would also like to know who were the supporters of the 2 parties.

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I agree mostly with the answer above, except for the geographic breakdown of who lived where.  The geographic split between federalists and anti-federalists tended to be living followed a much more east-west line than north-south one.  Federalists were much more likely to be coastal and urban, while anti-federalists were much more likely to be from the interior, rural regions.

A rich merchant from New York or Charleston, then, was more likely to support the Federalists.  A yeoman farmer from Appalachia or western Pennsylvania was more likely to support anti-federalists.  Massachusetts was cut in half...

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the Federalist wanted the constitution and the antifederalist did not