US History Hamilton Project

US History Hamilton Project

Published on 9 June 2022
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Transcript
00:01
Democratic- Republicans
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Rory Jones Period 4
00:06
The Party's history
00:06
Founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
00:08
The Democratic- Republican party evolved from mostly rural agrarian farmers rejecting large government
00:10
Favored a strict view on the constitution, and put more trust in individual states
00:17
Party's policies and views
00:18
Opposed Hamilton's fiscal plans such as a  central bank
00:20
supported expansionism and manifest destiny
00:22
Envisioned a rural, agricultural economy for america
00:29
Party's background
00:31
Supported France and the french revolution
00:32
feared the federalists would not represent the views of the common american
00:33
chose the name republican to counteract the noble, affluent views of the federalists
00:34
adopted democratic-republican name in 1798
00:42
the party's presidential success
00:44
The democratic- republican party nominated 3 presidents
00:46
Thomas Jefferson
00:46
James madison
00:47
James Monroe
00:58
Thomas jefferson
00:59
as president
01:00
As sec. state
01:01
eliminated  whiskey tax
01:02
cut federal budget
01:03
bought louisiana territory
01:04
supported france
01:05
limited by Washington's neutrality  beliefs
01:09
why did washington support hamilton and jefferson?
01:10
Washington wanted to set a precedent of unity
01:11
washington supported differences of opinion when he was a general, he would also rely on many  advisors
01:12
the president wanted to rely on experienced and wise advisors
01:20
why did washington reject political parties?
01:21
he knew unity was the only way the nation would survive
01:23
Washington foresaw parties creating false alarms and theories
01:24
he feared political support would override national unity, as well as political revenge