Project 1

Project 1

Published on 9 June 2022
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Transcript
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The Federalist Party
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- Hamilton was an immigrant from the Caribbean who immigrated after his mother died due to illness. - He fought in the American Revolutionary war - He argued against loyalists such as Samuel Seabury - Hamilton was the first Secretary of Treasury under Washington - He helped publish the Federalist Papers, urging the ratification of the US constitution
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  Hamilton's History- One of the creators of the federalist party
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The Federalist Party emerged in opposition to the Democratic Republican party Under Washington’s administration (1789-1793). They supported a strong national government. They preferred to keep good commercial/trading relations with Britain after the Jay Treaty was signed. The party split over negotiations with France under John Adams. After he was defeated, they split into the Democratic and Whig parties. It included John Adams, John Jay, John Marshal, and of course, Alexander Hamilton.
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So what was the federalist party?
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Washington was against a two party system, he strongly believed that it would divide the nation. He feared something like the civil war. He chose both Hamilton and Jefferson to be his advisors because of their vastly different views. By choosing them, he got both views from the South as well as the Northern states. These different opinions added nuance to his decisions, and kept him from leaning towards one party.
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The Federalists party is similar to today’s Democratic party due to the fact that both support a strong central government. Whie federalists fought for government involvement in the nation’s finances, Democrats fight for government involvement in big, often unregulated, business practices. Both want the federal government to have a say in states’ affairs in order to protect the general public.
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Political parties have historically divided the nation.
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The Civil War, fought over the economics and ethics of slavery, almost saw the cesession of the South/Confederacy. Republicans were genrally anti-slavery, and had people like Lincoln pushing for reforms and trying to preserve the union. Radical Republicans were also in favor of punishing the South after the Civil War, which caused a lot of resentment between the Southern Democrats and Northern Republicans.
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Most recently, the Democratic and Republican parties have had vastly different approaches to the Covid 19 pandemic. While Republicans (now generally comprised of Southern supporters) backed the radical president Donald Trump, and wanted a speedy economic recovery at the expense of millions of lives, Democrats (now generally comprised of Northern supporters) preferred a slower and far more cautious approach at the expense of the economic well being of the country.
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The civil rights movement of the 1960s dealt with issues such as civil rights movement, the Vietnam War/antiwar protests, political assassinations, and an emerging "generation gap." These issues served to divide the nation into opposing factions even more. Differing political ideals created lots of violence and a strong incentive for changes and reform.