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When this question says "positions" it means "opinions." So the question is asking you to compare how the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans felt about the creation of a national bank. In general, the Federalists were for the bank and the Democratic-Republicans were opposed to the bank.
The federalists were the party of the rich (for the most part) and they wanted to create a country in which manufacturing businesses could do well. They felt that one way to do this was to create a national bank that would be able to loan money and keep the currency sound.
By contrast, the D-Rs were the party of small farmers and artisans. They did not want the federal government doing much at all and they especially did not want it to help create a manufacturing economy that would benefit the rich.
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