In 1789, A small group of colonies just won their independence from a monarchy across the Pacific Ocean. Now they were faced with a dilemma; How should the government be running and who should be in charge with carrying it out? A group of delegates considered that the government should be powerful enough to protect its citizens. They went by the name Federalist. Another group decided that the government should provide a militant force but other than that stay out of the American citizens' economy. These delegates were named, creatively, the Anti-Federalist. This split in the ideas of the founding fathers lead to the remaining delegates scrambling to join one side or the other. To belong to a party meant you were an opponent to the other. However, what happens when you do not fully agree with either side? You’re an outcast and forced to assimilate. This system leads to total control by two parties without input from others with other views. Although this system has been rooted in the American government, it is time to work to give everyone a voice by dismantling the overpowering two party system.