A People's History of the United States Questions and Answers
by Howard Zinn

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Why does Zinn assert that despite party differences among Federalist and Democratic Republicans they were both fundamentally similar?

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For Zinn, the differences between both the Federalist and the Democratic- Republicans were cosmetic.  Both parties were not actively involved in the enlargement of wealth to more people or increasing voices of previously silenced groups into the American narrative.  The emergence of the political parties was something that Zinn perceived to be a condition in which there was more entrenchment of political, economic,...

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