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At the founding who were and what were the views of the federalists?

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The Federalists were the name given the people who favored ratification of the United States Constitution. The Constitution established a "federal" system of government, hence the name. Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and George Washington were just three examples of the many people at the time that favored the new Constitution. Following the ratification of the Constitution, one of the first political parties founded was also called the Federalist Party. MrV

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what party took up the federalists' views after the federalist party no longer existed


The Founding Fathers of America did not express any views of protocol, but they did not appreciate the protocol of the monarchy.


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