I chose Alexander Hamilton from the Federalist Party.
Hamilton was a very important person in the history of the United States.
He was one of America's founding fathers and was a main contributor to
drafting the constitution. He wanted to become more industrialized and start
getting away from agriculture.
The Federalist Party
Wanted central government
Believed that the people should be run by the wealthy men
They supported the constitution
Washington chose both Hamilton and
Jefferson to be his advisors because
they were complete opposites. Since
they were different Washington
attracted both sides of the population,
causing most of the people to vote
for him. Also, this allowed Washington to
control a well balanced government
having both sides of Hamilton and Jefferson
with in his government.
Washington didn't want political parties because he didn't want the nation
to be divided into two. He believed that all the people of the United States
should work together with the government.
Why Washington didn't want political parties
Democratic vs Federalist Party
Federalist government is similar to a democratic party because they both have
the same beliefs on war. The federalists believe that we should stay neutral
when other countries go to war. The democratic party also believed that the
country should not get involved with foreign conflicts.
Federalist vs Democratic Party
The Federalist Parties officials were elected indirectly while The Democratic Party
officials were voted directly. Also the Democratic Party heavily supported voting
rights and tried in increase minority rights while the Federalist did not.
United States History
The introduction to Political Parties in the United States created a lot of division in history.
For example when the democratic-republican party split into two separate parties. When
Jackson won the popular vote and Adams won the presidency, this sparked a problem causing
them to split. Another example is the current abortion problems in America. What I mean is
the government wants to pass that abortion is illegal but most people are against what the
The government is trying to pass. This is causing major problems in society. The last example
that is causing division in America is gun laws. Again some people are for legal guns and some
people are against people owning guns. All of these examples are causing or already caused
division in the United States.