The Federalist Party Essay examples

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If I was a citizen in the United States of America back in 1790, I would want to be part of the Federalist Party. The Federalist Party was created by Alexander Hamilton, and his party wants a strong central government in America with power given to the wealthy and political leaders. The only other party back then was the justly named Anti-Federalist party. The Anti-Federalist party was started by Thomas Jefferson and this party had completely opposite views to the Federalists. Anti-Federalists focused on power among the individual states, as opposed to having a powerful central government. I would rather be a part of the Federalist Party because I agree with their decisions on the Bank of the United States, future American economy, changes …show more content…
By focusing loans to the wealthy, they would create cheaper products for the lower classes. Cheaper products for the lower classes would result in less money being used, yet more products being sold. This cycle would increase the power of the U.S. dollar resulting in a more powerful nation all together. In addition to that, they would instate an import tax on foreign products in order to protect American businesses. For example, if a citizen wanted to buy a car, the American car would probably end up being cheaper and Italian car because there is a tax on the foreign vehicle. However, the Anti-Federalists would spend money on common people, which I disagree with.
One of the biggest issues back then was whether or not to abandon the Articles of Confederation and ratify the Constitution. The Constitution would unify the American people and create a government which could actually govern the nation to an effective extent. Under the Articles, the government had little to none useful governing power. Federalists wanted to change that and therefore, created our Constitution which would actually give the government the power to tax, pass laws, and enforce those laws. Of course, Anti-Federalists saw the Constitution as a danger to American liberty and opposed it in favor of the Articles of Confederation. I would side with the Federalists yet again because the ratification would create a cohesive unified…

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