Federalist (Hamiltonian Political Approach To The Federalists And The American Revolution

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I am persuaded that the Federalist [Hamiltonian] political approach toward governing the young United States had stronger ideas versus the Republican [Jeffersonian] position, which lacked in forward thinking, suppressed free marketing and trade, sought to reduce the national army, and yet supported virtue of the common people. The American Revolution caused high war-debt issues, requiring immediate and effective attention, which in my opinion demanded a strong centralized government. Hamilton’s group, the Federalists, were made up of mostly educated bankers, merchants, and manufactures with some wealthy plantation owners interested in securing the future of the Union by force of “big government”. They believed that government control should …show more content…
They were interested in cultivation and farming of land, lowering voting qualifications, and distrusted any kind of big centralized or monarchial government. When considering the American Revolution was primarily a war for American liberty and freedom under the laws of human nature, the Federalist Party was perhaps counter-revolutionary, as their approach was to have big centralized government, stricter voting policies catering to the wealthy elite, National credit, and a manufacturing economy. Republicans compared the Federalists approach to Britain’s system of government in that their political scheme was corrupt, seeking big government over a preferred small …show more content…
We have the federal Government that controls our foreign policies, taxation policies, State Laws, the national army, and promotes political war-fare throughout the States; along with State legislature, that controls local taxation, local law enforcement, and education. This two party system that America has adopted as the political leaders of the government simultaneously creates conflict between the rich and middle-class/poor populations by denoting the opinions of the other. Both parties convince voters of their own legitimacy by participating in debates with each other even though neither are an official part of our government. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are at an all time low in congress and could be replaced with a more individualistic approach that could possibly strengthen the middle/lower

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