Alexander Hamilton: One Of The Two Great Political Parties

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“Hamilton also became the esteemed leader of one of the two great political parties of the time.”(Hamilton.org) During Hamilton 's tenure as Treasury Secretary, political factions began to emerge. These became the Republicans, Now called the Democratic - Republican Party, which was led by James Madison and William Branch Giles, and included Thomas Jefferson, and the Federalists led by Hamilton and his many friends. Hamilton established a daily newspaper, at the time known as the New York Evening Post, solely to provide arguments for the Republican Party, and brought in William Coleman as the editor. Today, it goes by a different name: the New York Post. However, these achievements would come at a cost. Hamilton’s long-time friend and college James Madison joined the Republican Party due to some disagreements with Hamilton’s political views and Congressional reports. And the political parties created another problem for Alexander. With the French Revolution kicking up dust in Europe, the two parties were unable to agree on how the U.S. should respond. Hamilton and the Federalists depended on trade from Great Britain, …show more content…
Hamilton started from unlikely beginnings, but went on to be one of the Founding Fathers of our country. He impacted not just the time he lived in, but some of the core systems and processes that the United States still use today. His focus on a stronger, more centralized government kept much of the young nations’ military alive, and helped pave the road for much of modern economics. Hamilton helped in the creation of the Constitution and held the first ever position of Secretary of Treasury, all while having political and social adventures. He founded one of the two first political parties and established methods of politics that had never been seen before. His death, while tragic, is a captivating story that continues to excite historians and common readers

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