The Evolution of Democracy: The Birth of Political Parties

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Federalistbelieve in a
STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT,
And
WEAK STATE GOVERNMENTS.
Anti-FederalistBelieve in a WEAK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
And
STRONG STATE GOVERNMENT
(…loved the Articles of Confederation…)
Elastic Clause“Necessary and Proper Clause”
…Congress shall make all laws that are
“necessary and proper”, to meet the needs
of the changing times.
Loose InterpretationAdd or AMEND(change) the
interpretation/meaning of Constitution.
Strict InterpretationLiteral Interpretation, or
Word for Word Interpretation.
Question
Hamilton
Jefferson
What was his attitude
toward national
government?
~Strong Central Government
~Weak State Governments
~Weak Central Government
~Strong State Governments
What was his vision of the ideal
economy?
~Industry based Economy
~Agriculture based Economy
Which social class did he favor?
Wealthy, upper class, Educated
Farmers, working class
Which country was his ideal in
foreign affairs?
Britain
France
ISSUES
FEDERALISTS
DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICANS
For
Against
For
Against
For
Against
For
Against
For
Against
Against
For
Protective Tariffs
National Banks
“Assumption” of State
Debts
Whiskey Excise
Alien and Sedition Acts
French Revolution
How do the positions of the political parties
On the issues reflect the social and economic
groups represented?
Which political party appeared to have the
largest amount of support? Explain your
answer…
How does your answer to question #2help
you to understand why the Federalist Party
eventually died out?

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