Differences Between Democrats And Federalists

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There were two different parties in politics in the early days of America; the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. The Federalists believed in “loose constriction” of the Constitution, were against slavery, wanted a strong national government, and were allied with Great Britain. The Republicans believed in “strict constriction” of the Constitution, thought slavery was essential to the country, favored state government over national government, and were allied with France. They had competing viewpoints that led to an ideological split between the nation. The factors that led to an ideological split between the Federalist and Republicans from 1791-1815 were the creation of the Bank of the United States, the organization of President and Vice President, and their differing views on foreign policy.
Firstly, the Bank of the United States was proposed by Alexander Hamilton to solve the country’s financial debt. Hamilton was a proud Federalist and proposed the bank to clear up any debt America had from previous wars against America. This would lead
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The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed in 1798 which was the presidency of John Adams, a Federalist. The Alien Act read that the President himself could deport any foreigner who was seen as hostile towards the US. Adams abused this Act to deport immigrant people who would have voted Republican, or against him and his fellow Federalists. The Sedition Act was created to limit the production of printed press that criticized the US government. So any Republicans who voiced their concerns about the Federalist way of governing were shut down and would no longer be a threat to Adams and his colleagues. These documents make clearer the fact that when the Federalist’s were in power they oppressed US citizens and specifically targeted the Republicans which led to ideologically split between each

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