Project 1

Project 1

Published on 8 June 2022
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Democratic-republican Party
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Thomas jeffersons
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The Democratic-Republican party was founded by
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the early 1790s
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agrarianism, political equality, and expansionism
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The democratic-republican party supported republicanism,
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Jefferson's overriding goal as president was the promotion
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of political democracy and the physical expansion of the
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country to provide land for a nation of citizen-farmers.
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Washington wanted to set a good example by appointing
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the best people to his administration – so it was natural
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that Washington would choose two of the most talented
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young Americans he knew
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Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson
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or to prevent the branches of government from exercising
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exercising the powers provided by the constitution.
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Washington said that political factions may seek to obstruct
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the execution of the laws created by the government
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Thomas Jefferson won election to the presidency in 1800.
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This Republican party, which would hold power until 1825,
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is the direct ancestor of today's Democratic Party.
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democratic rights.
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and vote for their leaders, they are exercising their basic
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By competing in elections parties offer citizens a choice
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Political parties are essential institutions of democracy.
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in governance, and while in opposition they can hold
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governments accountable. When citizens join
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join political parties, volunteer their time, donate money