Compare the positions of the Fedrealists and Democratic-Republicans on the national bank.I don't understand what they're asking me exactly, what positions?
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.