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Compare the two-party political system of the 1830s' New Democracy.

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The first two-party system of the early Republic had different issues than the one in the 1830s. The first one made an issue over which side to back in foreign policy. The Federalists favored the British while the Democratic-Republicans favored the French. The Federalists also believed in weak state governments while the Democratic-Republicans believed in stronger states. The Federalists also believed in a strong national military while the Democratic-Republicans believed in strong state militias.

The two-party system in the 1830s formed due to the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Jackson believed in a federal government that was more friendly to Western states. He did not approve of the renewal of the National Bank, nor did he approve of federal funds being used to support infrastructure projects at the state level. Jackson used his veto power liberally, all of which led to the rise of the Whig Party. The Whig Party was pro-infrastructure and also pro-banking reform. It was led primarily...

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