The Federalist Party was a U.S.
National Political Party that advocated
a strong central government and
it was founded in 1791.
One of the first political parties
in the United States
Hamilton got support from
people who wished to
instead of state power.
People who supported Hamilton and the
Typically urban bankers and business
Beliefs and Goals:
-Centralized National Government
with strong fiscal roots
-Felt the constitution was open for
-Bank of United States
-Provide loans to business
men to given them a reason
to invest in industry.
Stable currency and encouraged
by limiting amount of money that
the federal government
He chose Hamilton and Jefferson for their
differences in opinion.
Hamilton distrusted popular will and believed
that federal government should wield considerable
power in order to "steer".
Jefferson placed his trust in people as governors.
No Political Parties
-Division in his cabinet
-opposition between the
parties created tension/hardship
-Washington saw how potentially dangerous
the creation of political parties would be. Not
only for future administrations but also nation
as a whole.
Democratic party today
Supports liberal platform
on American political spectrum
with an emphasis on the role of
federal government in promoting economic
and social welfare.
Similarities and Differences
Similarities: Both believed that central government should exist.
Federalists emphasized industry's, manufacturing, shipping, and
trade which coincided with the Democrat's idea of working families
to support them.
Differences: Democrats wanted to support health care and tax cuts
but tax cuts go against what the Federalists want because they
go against the idea of tariffs to raise money to pay off the debts of
Revolutionary war and supporting the government. The Federalists
also belived that there should be more power in the central
government and less power for the states. The Democrats say
that the central government and the states should have equal power.
The political parties
in politics, provide
a cue for citizens to cast
their votes, and organize
business of congress and