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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Alexander Hamilton was Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington. In that role, he devised a financial plan that he claimed would put the new nation on a sound financial footing....

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020 2:58 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Though a deeply devout young man in his teens, Hamilton eventually settled comfortably into the deism and religious skepticism so common among the revolutionary generation. In a nutshell, deism was...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 11:04 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Hamilton is credited with creating the American economy, and the stable funding of government, in the 1790s, and he had a classical and realistic grasp on the economics of the time. I think it...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2010 8:09 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The primary "con" to the Bank of the U.S. was Jefferson and Madison's contention that there was no Constitutional mandate to create a bank of the United States. They believed, strongly, that the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2011 5:16 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Hamilton understood that the government set up under The Articles of Confederation had serious flaws which would undermine the stability of the new nation. As a result he was instrumental in the...

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804) wanted the United States to have an extremely powerful central government. His brilliance and ambition helped shape America, but his pride led to his death in a fatal...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019 7:48 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

There were some similarities, but few. Both sides agreed that the United States should not be true allies of European foreign powers, i.e. neither side believed that the United States military...

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Political parties contributed to the development of national unity in the United States between 1790 and 1840 mainly through what is known as the principle of legitimate opposition. After the...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019 5:19 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Hamilton wanted the national government to assume state debts. By doing this, the states would be tied to the federal government and also be subservient to it. He thought that this would be the...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2018 5:06 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The northeast had long been a Federalist stronghold. As the center of international commerce, the northeast also suffered terrible economic hardships during the War of 1812. This conflict brought...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2019 10:58 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Alexander Hamilton's vision of America was one based on industrialization, a strong central government, and a strong military. On the other hand, Thomas Jefferson believed in agrarianism, or an...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2019 9:41 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Hamilton was very effective. He was well ahead of his time in his financial innovations. We owe him our country's success, because without his fighting for what were sometimes unpopular ideas,...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2011 6:17 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

I think that the Republicans viewed foreign affairs in a more isolationist manner than the Federalists. It is a challenge to assess what the Federalists would do in foreign affairs because at the...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2012 9:33 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Alexander Hamilton proposed an economic plan for the United States government to deal with its financial issues. He proposed combining the state debts with the debts of the federal government. New...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2017 11:23 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Jefferson's Republican political ideal entailed an America whose wealth was founded on the ownership of land. As a substantial landowner himself, Jefferson necessarily gravitated to those of a...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2018 6:55 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Both Hamilton and Jefferson had very contrary views of how the early republic's government should be established. In fact, they were the foremost advocates of their points of view in the scene of...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2018 4:38 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The primary debate between the two was over the power of the new federal government and how the constitution should be construed to define that power. Alexander Hamilton was a brilliant lawyer with...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2011 9:22 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Hamilton would feel as though his vision for America had been fulfilled. America is an industrial and commercial giant with trade networks all over the world. It has close ties with Britain and it...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2017 11:03 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Much of the answer to this lies in the fact that Enlightenment ideals, which had been a stimulus to the American independence movement, were also a source of controversy and division in the newly...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020 2:06 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

As we know from the wildly popular musical Hamilton, the views and contributions of Alexander Hamilton are being reexamined and revalued. Because he was never president, as Jefferson was, and...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2018 11:56 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The primary difference between the two was the power they were willing to accede to the Federal Government based on their particular interpretation of the Constitution. The dispute arose when...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2011 5:20 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

One of the central themes of the Washington administration was the conflict between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson regarding the creation of the Two Party System, and Hamilton's plan for a...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2019 1:10 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

During the Colonial Era, economically, the Thirteen Colonies were largely understood as an extension of Britain (even if in practice, the colonies were granted much more autonomy than one would...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018 6:32 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

To give a really short answer to your question, the Federalist Party no longer exists. However, if we examine what the Federalist Party represented, we may come to an interesting conclusion. The...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015 8:35 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

I think that Jefferson won. Think about it: Which of these two men is more famous? Whose ideas are respected more? Some people do not even know who Alexander Hamilton is, but every first grader...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 3:03 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party differed greatly from Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party. Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party thought that the nation would be best off siding...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2018 4:43 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Civil liberties were a major part of a division. John Adams created the Alien and Sedition Act in 1798, which made it illegal to speak out against the government and increased the period of time...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2020 12:49 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The Federalists were one of America's first political parties along with the Democratic-Republicans. Federalists were supporters of a strong central government and a loose interpretation of the...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2018 7:42 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

At a national level, the first two-party system, one which featured the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans, broke down in the aftermath of the War of 1812. One major reason was that...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2019 10:09 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The Federalist Debates were waged around the ratification of the US Constitution—with the anti-Federalists opposing the Constitution, suspicious of the increased power it gave to the Federal...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 9:46 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were both members of the cabinet of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Thomas Jefferson served as Secretary of State, and Alexander...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019 2:59 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The Federalist Party was one of the first political parties when the United States began. The War of 1812 brought about the end of the Federalist Party. When the War of 1812 began, most of the...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2017 2:11 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The Federalist party started with the supporters of the U.S. Constitution and a strong federal government. In the 1790s, Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, became the party's...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2016 11:09 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Hamilton's Federalists were much more cosmopolitan than the Jeffersonian Republicans. The Federalists were, for the most part, advocates of industry and commerce as being the engine to drive...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2010 4:04 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The writers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution had a very delicate balance to strike as they tried to protect individual freedoms and maintain a strong federal government. In...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2017 5:58 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

After the Constitution was ratified and George Washington became president, Alexander Hamilton was instrumental in shaping the US economy as Washington's Secretary of Treasury. Speaking only of...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2011 10:01 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Once the Constitution was ratified, Alexander Hamilton proposed a financial plan for our country. Hamilton knew it was important for our country to pay our debt. If we were going to be taken...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2015 1:43 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The most important role for the new central government was, in Alexander Hamilton's view, to create an environment in which business could prosper. Hamilton envisioned a country in which...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2011 12:21 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Jefferson was deeply suspicious of a strong, centralized government. The Revolutionary War had been fought against what the American colonists regarded as British tyranny. From the conflict emerged...

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

I would argue that Hamilton's plan benefitted the United States in the long run. Hamilton was nothing if not a visionary, and he knew that if the United States was not just to survive as a nation,...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2019 11:27 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Jefferson was the leader of the Democratic-Republican Party (not to be confused with today's Democratic or Republican parties). His mantra could be described as "power to the people". He was in...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2015 7:54 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

After the Constitution was ratified, one issue we had to face was our debt. Alexander Hamilton, as Secretary of the Treasury, developed a plan to pay our debt. Alexander Hamilton wanted to combine...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2015 2:43 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The basic difference between these two is that Jefferson wanted an egalitarian, agrarian country while Hamilton wanted an industrial and stratified country. Jefferson was a democrat at heart. He...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2012 12:32 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

There is no doubt that both of these men were icons of the era in which the duel took place. However, of greater significance is the impact this event had on finalizing the "death" of the...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2011 8:45 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson are credited with beginning our two-party political system because they were the leaders of these parties that had different views on issues. Despite...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2015 12:18 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were both influential in shaping the American political system and early government. They first worked together during Washington's presidency: Jefferson...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2018 5:06 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Jefferson and Hamilton differed vigorously on what the new nation should be like. Jefferson wanted a nation made up of small farmers who would all be equal to one another. Hamilton wanted a...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 3:30 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

We credit these two men with beginning the two-party system in the United States because the first two political factions (they weren't really parties as we know them today) formed around them, and...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015 4:04 am UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

Hamilton's plan was to place the nation on sound financial footing by paying off its debts. Hamilton created a national bank which would control the entire banking industry in the United States....

Latest answer posted February 3, 2018 3:16 pm UTC

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Federalists and Democratic Republicans

The first two political parties to emerge in the United States were the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. This division came about essentially over the ideology forging the new nation. Federalists,...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2019 11:48 am UTC

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