Alexander Hamilton was a part of the Federalist Party.
This party often consisted of bankers and businessmen
This party believed in having a strong central government, a
national bank and having a representatives over a democracy
George Washington picked both Hamilton and Jefferson to be his advisors.
-Hamilton shared Washington's vision of America's growth and
- Both men were brilliant and treated Washington with intellectual
- Having advisors with different beliefs allows for a better outcome for the
country's growth and development
Washington believed political parties would negatively effect the country
They would prevent the
3 branches of government
from exercising their powers.
The existence of political parties
may seek to obstruct the execution
of laws created by the government.
In Washington's farewell address
he stated that political parties
will distract the public councils
The Federalist Party most closely relates to todays Republican Party.
- both parties set out to protect the rights of citizens and are opposed
the differences of the two parties is that the federalists believed the
wealthy elite should be in control and the republicans believe that
ordinary citizens should be in control.
the original political parties helped set precedents and examples for how the
nation should be run and what is best for the nation to have the most
growth and development.
political parties have divided the country more than it has brought it
- in 1865, the North and South had opposing political views which caused
a tension forcing them to go to war (The civil war) this war caused the
south to secede from the union
- a modern day example is the opposition of gun control laws. the
Republican Party believes there should be lenient gun control laws and the
democratic party believes there should be stricter gun control laws. this
has been causing issues across the country
- slavery was a long running issue in this country. Republicans believed
in white supremacy and believed slavery was justified where as the
Democrats believed because slavery stripped citizens of their civil liberties,
it should be outlawed.