-An American political party founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
in the early 1790's
-Believed in republicanism, agrarianism, political equality, and expansionism
-Washington made both Jefferson and Hamilton his advisors because they
had such different views and opinions on social issues. Jefferson wanted to give
the government back to the people, while Hamilton thought the federal government
should take on more power and responsibility
-Washington believes that political parties may obstruct the execution of the laws
created by the government, and they also prevent the branches from exercising the
powers provided to them.
-The democratic party today is similar to the Democratic Republican party.
The democratic party today believes in social inequality and focuses a lot of its
attention on the people, like the Democratic Republican party did in the early 1790’s.
Political parties can tear a nation apart or bring it together,
some example would be,
-While the Republicans believe in the police and religion, the democrats care more
about schools and work. This is tearing our nation apart by creating sides in
important political matters such as abortion laws and gun laws.
-During the 1840’s the democratic party upheld a platform in which they wanted
to create a “strict construction” of the constitution. They opposed against the
government interference with the spread of slavery, existence of a national bank, and
federal funding of internal improvements.
-During 1856, the Republican party grew out of resistance with the Kansas-Nebraska
Act of 1854, which overrode the Missouri Compromise and allowed for slavery to
spread into Western Territory by popular sovereignty.