Hamilton

Hamilton

Published on 9 June 2022
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Transcript
00:00
Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists
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Who were the Federalists?
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- Supported: ---->U.S. Constitution ---->Strong central government ---->Weak state government ---->Indirect election of government officials ---->Longer term for officeholders ---->Representative democracy instead of direct
00:11
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Who was Hamilton? 
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- Founding Father
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- Fought in American Revolution
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- Helped draft U.S. Constitution
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- Served as first secretary of treasury
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- Established first National Bank
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---> "A political machine, of great importance to the state"
00:23
George Washington
00:23
- Washington chose both a Federalist (Hamilton) and a Democrat-Republican (Jefferson) to be his advisors
00:27
- He did this knowing both Jefferson and Hamilton were well educated on their beliefs and provided him with information and opinions from both sides of society
00:32
Washington DID NOT want political parties in our nation because he believed in UNITY instead of division He wanted to be president of ALL American citizens and also believed that having different parties would destroy the new nation at such a young age
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Similarities between Federalists and Modern Democrats
00:43
Both support a large central government that is  ruled by the wealthy and privileged
00:46
Difference between Federalists and Modern Democrats
00:46
Voting!!!!
00:47
Democrats: support voting rights and minority rights
00:47
Federalist: indirect election of government officials, representatives instead of direct democracy
00:51
Division of Political Parties throughout history
00:52
Aaron Burr switched from a Federalist to a Democratic-Republican, which caused Hamilton to vote for Jefferson as President. Burr challenged Hamilton to a dual and ends up killing him
00:58
Division of Political Parties throughout history
00:59
Separation of Democrat- Republican party
00:60
The Democrat-Republican party split into the modern Democrat and Republican parties after the election of 1824 - some people supported President John Quincy Adams and others supported General Andrew Jackson
01:08
Division of Political Parties throughout history
01:08
Storming of Capital Building January 6, 2021
01:09
Republican Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building on the day Congress was meeting to confirm Democrat Joe Biden's presidential victory