Alexander Hamilton and his supporters were named the Federalists.
Federalists supported a strong central government, as well as the Constitution
They also believed in states/people having less power
Federalists advocated for things such as a central bank, passage of excise laws, and maintenance of a tariff system.
Hamilton Vs. Jefferson
Who were they?
Both Jefferson and Hamilton helped lead to the creation of political parties. Washington appointed Jefferson as secretary of state, and Hamilton secretary of treasury. Washington chose both of them to be his advisors because of their differences in opinion.
Washington didn't want political parties
because he knew they would cause division
and destroy the United States. He specifically
stated this in his Farewell Address.
Federalists vs. Republicans
They both believe in strong central government
Both care about money,
Republicans care about lower taxes
Federalists wanted banks
Federalists didn't have to worry about current topics
For example abortion and gun laws
Republicans deal with current topics
Political parties have always
caused division in our nation.
Washington didn't want them
because he knew how much division
they would cause. The Federalists
were the first political party,
and caused all the division in the
The first example of political parties causing
division is the court case Roe v. Wade. For
decades, aborition laws have been very
controverisal. Republicans push for stricter laws
(pro life), while Democrats are more pro choice
This probably has caused the most
destruction in the Us concerning women
Another example of political parties dividing the nation
would be the time period during the civil rights movement and
civil war. In the North, The Republicans wanted to help slaves.
The South was filled with so much racism including the KKK and
governor Wallace. This caused a huge divide in our nation because so many
people didn't want to agree on the same thing.
One last example of political parties dividing the nation
is FDR and the New Deal. He proposed higher taxes to the rich, but
there was a lot of opposition. Taft was his biggest opposer. This caused a lot
of division because everybody wanted different things.