First Two - Party System
To my mind, one of the important things I have learned about parties is the history of parties. I love history and it was very interesting for me – to learn which were the first parties in America. American first two – party system is very interesting and more interesting is the „character” of the major parties.
The First Party System is the term historians give to the political system existing in the United States from about 1792 to 1820. It featured two national parties that competed for control of the Presidency, Congress, and the States. They were the Federalist Party (created by Alexander Hamilton) and the Democratic-Republican Party (created by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison). It was replaced in the 1820s by the Second Party System.
The main issue between the two parties was how they believed the Constitution should be read and interpreted. The federalists, such as Hamilton, Adams and Jay, were “loose constructionists” who believed that more power and jurisdiction that was not specified in the Constitution should be placed in the hands of the Federal government.…
- First Two - Party System
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