Compare and Contrast the Federalist Party and the Democratic Republican Party?
The Federalists believed in a strong centralized government, a commercial economy, worldwide involvement, loose constructionist, were pro-England, and thought we should fund the national debt. The rich aristocracy mainly joined this party. The Republicans believed in a moderate national government with a rural economy, they also believed in strict constructionists, and were pro-France. Independent farmers and lower class citizens tended to join this party which led to its large scale popularity among Americans.
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Federalists wanted to support England and also wanted a strong andpowerful government, a national bank, and a loose interpretation ofthe Coast. The Democratic-Republicans wanted to support France andalso wanted a small federal government, no national bank, and astrict interpretation of the Coast.
Compare and contrast the three different two-party systems in US history between 1790 and 1861 the Federalist vs Democratic Republicans and the whigs vs Democratics and Republicans vs Democratics?
Supporters of the Constitution called themselves Federalists; they wanted the country to have a strong federal government. Their opponents, the Anti-Federalists, objected to the Constitution for the United States, on the grounds that the states were being asked to give up too much of their power to …the federal government. . Seldom has an American political party fallen from public favor quite so fast as did the Federalist party. In 1798, in the wake of the XYZ Affair, the Federalists were at the height of their popularity. But, this popularity did not last for long. Within the next two years, they would be turned out of office forever. The biggest reason for the downfall was because of the topic of taxation. . In 1834, a new coalition formally organized the Whig Party. The name was a reference to the British Whig party, whose members traditionally opposed royal authority. With the formation of the Whigs, a second two-party system emerged. The party was formed because of the policies of President Andrew Jackson. . By 1835, the United States was filled with prosperity. Southern cotton was again selling well in Europe. The nation also embarked on the construction of canals and railroads. However, when cotton prices collapsed in England, fear turned to panic, and panic led to depression. The result was hard times between 1837 to about 1840. The man who would inherit this disaster was President Andrew Jackson's handpicked successor, Martin Van Buren. . The origin of the Democratic party seems to be uncertain. Some historians have traced its beginnings to the Democratic-Republican party that Thomas Jefferson created back in the 1790's. Most historians, however, regard Andrew Jackson's election to office as the Democratic Party of today, which began in 1828. . The Democratic Party began to split, with the election of 1860, over the issue of slavery. The Republican Party dates back to 1854, as an anti-slavery movement against the enforcement of slavery. It was based on the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in May of 1854, which permitted slavery in Kansas and Nebraska if the people who lived there voted for it. . In the election of 1856, the Republicans ran their first candidate for President of the United States. His name was John Charles Fremont. The party didn't win, even though 1860 wasn't very far away. . In 1860, the Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln to run for President. Lincoln won the election easily over the Democrats, which had split their votes. Northern Democrats had nominated Steven Douglas, and Southern Democrats chose Vice President John C. Breckinridge. Lincoln won the majority of the electoral vote, but only took less than 40 percent of the popular vote. ( Full Answer )
The Democratic Republic party believed in a farming economy and were concerned with liberty. They wanted more state rights. Also, they did not want a large military because it would eat up the budget. They were pro-France and supported a strong streamline government. If you were to live in the south… or middle states at the time of the federalists vs democratic republicans, you would most likely have these beliefs. Another note is that the D.R opposed Jays Treaty because is loosened ties with the French while they wanted to strengthen them. ( Full Answer )
The Federalists believed in a strong centralized government, a commercial economy, worldwide involvement, loose constructionist, were pro-England, and thought we should fund the national debt. The rich aristocracy mainly joined this party. The Republicans believed in a moderate national government w…ith a rural economy, they also believed in strict constructionists, and were pro-France. Independent farmers and lower class citizens tended to join this party which led to its large scale popularity among Americans. ( Full Answer )
Federalist . manufactoring, industry, and trade . mainly from New England . loose construction . strong federal government . founded in1792 . dissolved in 1820 Democratic- Republican . agriculture . farmers and lived on western frontier . strict construction . weak… federal government . founded in 1792 . dissolved in 1868 ( Full Answer )
The Democratic party is symbolized with a donkey and the party is identified as the "blue" party, while the Republicans have the elephant as their symbol and are known as the "red" party.
that's not the question. the question is offical belief of a candidate or a party
The Federalist Party believed in a strong national (federal) government with powers over the state governments. The Democratic-Republicans believed that states should have more power than the national government. This is known as the States' Rights theory..
How do you explain the differences and similarities between the Federalist Party and Democratic-Republican Party?
George Washington himself wanted to avoid a party system inAmerica. Unfortunately, even when saying this he was part of thebeginning of one of the first parties in United States politics.There have been many different parties surface since the beginningof the American political system. They all have… different thoughts,policies, and motivations. Each party has come and gone, some havemade significant contributions and others have not. The firstsplit, and beginning of the party system, came with thedifferentiation between the Federalists and the DemocraticRepublicans. These two parties were extremely different in thought,design, and status of people involved. This paper, will deal withwhat these differences were, and whom each party consisted of. Iwill start by explaining some about who the Federalists were, thenI will describe the Democratic Republicans, and finally I willsummarize some of the contrasts between the two. The Federalistswere a powerful and wealthy party. Mostly lawyers, big businessmen,bankers, merchants, and professionals made up the Federalist Party.The Federalists had a lot of money and were mostly influential inNew England and the North part of the United States because bigbusiness was very popular there. The Federalist Party consisted ofpeople who were very much Anglophiles. They loved Britain and allthings British. The Federalists felt that there should be a looseconstructionist interpretation of the constitution. They believedthat there were things implied by or simply understood by thewording of the Constitution. According to the Federalists, justbecause something was not specifically written in the Constitutiondoesn't mean that it wasn't covered or addressed as something thatthe federal government could handle. The Federalist Party alsosupported a strong governmental leadership. They thought that themost important branch of government was the executive branch, andthat a strong leader was needed in this office of president to makethe country strong. Some important Federalist Party supportersincluded George Washington, John Adams, John Jay, and AlexanderHamilton. There were some people who didn't agree with everythingthat the Federalist Party believed. This new party was known as theDemocratic Republicans. This party was made up of farmers, smallbusinessmen, and laborers. The Democratic Republicans weren'tbacked by as much money, and were considerably poorer than theFederalists. The south and west parts of the United States weremost influenced by the Democratic Republicans because that is werethe majority of the farming population was located. These peoplewere not very enamored by Britain or British things and werethought of as Anglophobes. The Democratic Republicans adopted astrict constructionist view of the interpretation of theConstitution. Their party felt that if an issue wasn't written orreferred to directly in the Constitution, that the federalgovernment had no place regulating or handling those issues. Theparty of Democratic Republicans wanted a strong democraticgovernment, and therefore very much supported a strong legislaturethat would create laws to govern the people. Thomas Jefferson andJames Madison were some very influential Democratic Republicans. Asyou can see, there were many differences between the Federalist andDemocratic Republican Parties. One party was wealthy, the otherpoor. Each party had control over a particular part of the nation.They each had their own idea as to how to interpret theConstitution. This split between parties was just the beginning ofthe American political party system. There have been many differentparties come alive since this split and will likely be more to comein the future. It is unavoidable since people have and will alwayshave different ideas on the best way to run the nation and the bestway to govern the people. ( Full Answer )
Yes they are. Just use your critical thinking and it all becomesvery obvious. The Republican and Democratic parties are tools theAmerican government uses to brainwash the American people. Whathappens when you have two parties that represent the two sides ofthe political spectrum, is that you keep th…e American peopledivided in their opinions, disabling them to fight back against acorrupt system. In the Republican and Democratic system, the mediacontrols the information fed to the American public - controlled bythe politicans and lobbyists of both parties. This gives theDemocratic and Republican system the ability to demonize anyone,persuade people's opinions, and even hide information by nottalking about it. All in the means of getting you to think whatthey want you to think about politics, society, and the rest of theworld. It is very likely that both parties plan the same scheme,especially considering that they both meet at the Bohemian Grovewhere politicians have historically had Masonic rituals (the sameplace where the Manhattan Project was made). ( Full Answer )
The Democratic-Republican Party split into two separate parties in 1824: the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The National Republican Party later becoming the Whig Party from 1833-1856, which then split into the Free Soil and Know-Nothing parties, as well as a new incarnation o…f the Republicans. During the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, the Republicans briefly called themselves the National Union Party, then became the Radical Republicans. ( Full Answer )
The only similarities I can think of is that they both wanted what they believed to be best for the nation, and they both believed this could be achieved through a representative democracy.
The Republican Party was made by anti slavery activists. Abraham Lincoln was the first republican in office. P.S. I have to research this so this is true.
The Democratic-Republican Party was founded by James Madison andThomas Jefferson as an opposing voice to Alexander Hamilton'sFederalists. The party consisted of many people identified asAnti-Federalists during the Constitutional Convention.
The Republican and Democratic parties exist due to the strikingly contrasting ethnic and cultural differences of each. Though both parties originally lacked ideological differences, they were clearly separated by difference of beliefs in regards to issues of morality and liberalism. Democrats bel…ieved that the country's government should hold the power to set one concrete moral standard for the entire country. Contrarily, Republicans believed that the government had no place in regulating the moral affairs of society and called for more privacy on such issues. As religious and moral affairs touched Americans more personally than political matters might have, these differences caused an uproar of passionate competition and resulted in the formation of the Republican and Democratic parties. It is worth noting that the founding fathers of the United States, especially George Washington, opposed the creation of political parties. Washington felt that political parties were very negative for a democracy. The US Constitution does not mention political parties. . There are two answers to the original question, depending on what the asker was after. If the answer being sought is "Why is there a Republican Party and a Democratic Party now ?" - i.e. why do the US really only have two political parties - the answer lies in the practical consequences of the design of how we elect out representatives. All Federal elections in the United States are "winner-take-all" - that is, there is only a single office contending in a given election, and the "first-past-the-post" method of voting determines the winner. There is no runoff for candidates who don't get an absolute majority, nor is does the US use any sort of preferential voting system. All that counts in that the winner must get the absolute largest sum of votes of any candidate in that election. This form of voting means that the only real effective strategy of winning is to have a party which appears to the largest number of voters. There is no benefit in forming alliances with other parties, as only a single winner can be chosen, and votes can't be transferred. Thus, a party should espouse ideas that appeal to a large number of voters, while avoiding those which alienate large numbers. Generally speaking, that means that both parties will try to appeal to the middle 80% of a voter base, ignoring the outer 10% on the political idea spectrum. This means that there really can be two major parties, since a candidate needs to win the plurality of any election - a party realistically needs to be able to pull at least 40% of the vote to have any say in the Federal government. For example, let's say there are three parties: A which pulls about 45% of the vote, B which pulls 35% of the vote, and C which pulls 20% of the vote, averaged across all individual elections being run. Given that different areas have variable distribution of the above percentages, with winner-take-all elections, that means that the President will always be selected from either A or B, and Congress will most likely consist of at most 5% C, and 55% of A and 40% of B. Thus, while C is reasonably popular, it has virtually no political power. Also, in the above scenario, party B will find it highly profitable to find the most important issue for party C, and, if that issue isn't objectionable to it's normal membership, start promoting it. It will then be able to co-opt a large percentage of the normal C voters, increasing it's power. By doing this, the actual voting percentage moves to C = 5%, B = 50%, and A = 45%. This leads to a situation where any new idea or political movement is absorbed (and usually heavily moderated) by one of the two major parties. In addition, the local political process in the USA means that any party requires a very significant political organization to even get on the ballot, and the media generally refuses to give much attention to "fringe" parties, further reinforcing the 2-party system. If the answer being sought is "Why were the Republican and Democratic Parties formed ?" - i.e. what's the history behind the creation of the Republican and Democratic Parties - then a bit of historical background is needed. The Democratic Party was originally founded as the Democratic-Republican Party in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to oppose the Federalist Party which had been founded a few years earlier by Alexander Hamilton. The D-R Party espoused what are known now as classical Jeffersonian Democracy views - isolationist, pro-agrarian, smaller central government. The Federalists favored a much stronger central government, what would now be called "internationalism", and were more pro-merchant. The D-R Party ended up splitting into two around the time of the 1824 presidential election; one faction, now called the Democratic Party, supported Andrew Jackson's candidacy, while the other faction, originally called the Republican Party (but soon changed its name to the Whig Party), opposed Jackson. The modern Democratic Party is a direct descendant from this Democratic Party of 1824. The modern Republican Party is also a descendant of this factionalization of the old D-R Party. In the 1850s, the Whig Party was split over the issue of slavery - in effect a very public North/South split inside the Party. The Northern branch of the Whigs became the Republican Party, with Abraham Lincoln as its first Presidential candidate. The Republican Party received a huge boost in power by being the dominant pro-Union/anti-slavery party of the 1860 election, and thus being the leader of the Union effort in the Civil War. ( Full Answer )
The Federalist Party and the Democratic Republican Party were alikeconcerning finances. They all wanted the government to financeimprovements to run the country.
\nÂ \nDemocratic Party\n1792 / 1820s\nThomas Jefferson / Andrew Jackson\nAmerican Liberalism, American Progressivism, Social Liberalism\nÂ \nRepublican Party\n1854\nAlvan E. Bovay\nConservatism, Economic Liberalism, Neoconservatism, Social Conservatism
The Democratic-Republican Party was originally created by ThomasJefferson and James Madison. It was founded in response toopposition to the Federalist Party.
None- at the time, the Federalists were running against the Democrat-Republicans, who were opposed to strong national government with strong intervention, a national bank, and especially the federalist support for North Eastern bankers' and merchants' interests. Once the Federalists died out, the De…mocrats and the Republicans vied for power, with the Republican Party supported by the industrialized North and the Democratic Party supported by the agricultural south. ( Full Answer )
As of 2013, the Wisconsin state legislature is controlled by the Republican Party and the governor is a Republican, Scott Walker. But historically, Wisconsin has had both Democratic and Republican legislators and members of congress: former Senator Russ Feingold, for example, is a Democrat, and form…er governor Jim Doyle, who served from 2003 to 2011, is also a Democrat. ( Full Answer )
They were both American political parties and both were a force in1796 and 1800. They both wanted the United States to prosper and bestrong. Other than that, they had no more in common that do theDemocrats and Republicans today and perhaps they were even moredivided geographically.
The Democratic-Republican party favored strong state governments, an economy based on agriculture, strict interpretation of the constitution, and opposed protective tariffs and a national bank.
The Whig Party was a major political party from 1834 to 1856. There are several other political parties in the United States,including the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Peace andFreedom Party, the American Independent Party, the RevolutionaryCommunist Party, and many more.
President Obama is not a party. He is a member of a party. In America, there are two major (and several other minor) political parties. Mr. Obama is a member of the Democratic Party-- so, we would say he is a Democrat.
The Characteristic of the Dem-Republican party are that theyfavored strong state governments opposed protective tariffs and anational bank. Also, they want an economy based on agriculture, anda strict interpretation of the constitution.
They are both capitalist parties; they usually agree on foreign policy; they both support imperialism, the elected political leaders are usually very wealthy people, don't seem to understand that we need a single payer national health system in the United States, and support military buildups.
The Federalists party was prevalent during 1792-1816. It was created by Alexander Hamilton with followers such as George Washington as well as many other people that believed in strong centralized government, a national bank and limited states rights just to name a few. Along with Hamilton, John Ada…ms was also a face for the Federalist Party, becoming the first (and only) president of the political group. While Washington was a supporter of the group he remained independent but did appoint Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury. While in that position Hamilton, in efforts to make the U.S have a good/clean name when it came to credit, devised a plan in which the government would assume all state debts thus creating national debt where the national bank would come into play. The main people that supported Hamilton's beliefs were white males that were well educated and wealthy On the other hand there were your Democratic Republicans. Thomas Jefferson is known for founding this party around 1792. The opinions reflected of this party were in direct opposition of those reflected by the Federalist party. Jefferson, as well as James Madison, (who is also credited for helping found the party) believed in states rights with a small government, and strict construction of the constitution. This party was mostly favored amongst the farmers, merchants, industrialists etc.Later when Jefferson becomes president in 1801 the Democratic-Republic ideas will be a big driving force in his image for the future of America, and what it has become since. ( Full Answer )
John Adams was the chief Federalist. Thomas Jefferson was hiscounterpart in the Democratic Republican opposition. Adams' partypretty much died out after Adams lost his re-election bid.Jefferson's party went on to elect Madison and Monroe.so jeffersonswere better than adams
Federalists want to share power in all the states to become unitedas one nation, and so do the Democrats.
the leaders of the democratic republican party were thomas Jefferson and James Madison Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the Democratic-Republican party.
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Explain the differences and similarities between the federalist party and democratic-republican party?
the federalist party wanted a strong federal gov. while democratic-republican party wanted to limit the federal govs. power
An apple a day keeps the federalists away! because the republicans farmed and the federalists like to make factories
The Democratic Party was founded in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, sixty-two years before the Republican Party was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists and modernizers. Democrats are generally more liberal. They believe in a larger federal government, and often implement tax plans …to try to help the less privileged. They tend to believe the government must look for the greater good above the individual person in terms of well-fare and do what is necessary to make the populace more "equal". They assert that the values our country holds must evolve over time, and, therefore, tend to support such controversial choices as Pro Choice and gay marriage. Republicans are generally more conservative. They believe that the answers do not lay with the government generally, but rather with the people. They want less government interference and tend to believe more strongly in property rights and less strongly in well-fare rights, holding economic equity above equality. Many republicans are religious and tend to hold to the morals characterizing the Founding Fathers, which results in general disapproval of abortions and, for some, gay marriage. ( Full Answer )
The First Party System Federalists and Republicans - The First PartySystem Party Names Federalist Party Republican Party Consensus on: . The United States should stay out of war in Europe. . The United States should remain a democratic republic. Partisan Issues . Accepted a hierarchica…l society . Strong national government, national spending . Standing army and navy . Build up a diverse economy . Believed in equality . Small government, pay down debt . Militias for defense . Expand west as a nation of farmers Coalition . New England . Merchants . Cities . Virginia . Expand west . Westerners . ( Full Answer )
The Democratic-Republican Party didn't die, in the sense that they simply faded as the Federalists had; they actively split the party into two new parties (National Republicans and Democrats) after the Presidential election of 1824 because of major ideological differences that became intolerable t…o members of the Democratic-Republicans. Some became National Republicans, who were similar to the earlier Democratic-Republican Party, and some became Democrats, who shared more in common with the old Federalist party. ( Full Answer )
the problem was that the feralist thought that the democrat had more girls then them so they got mad
The First Political Parties Belief Differences The Federalists . Strong national government . Fear of mob rule . Loose construction (interpretation) of the Constitution . Favored a national bank . Economy based on manufacturing and shipping The Democratic-Republican . Limited national g…overnment . Fear of rule by one person or a powerful few . Strict construction (interpretation) of the Constitution . Opposed national bank . Economy based on farming ( Full Answer )
In the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries, the party opposing Jefferson's Democratic-Republicans was the Federalist Party. The Federalists were the United States' first official political party, but began losing power after the 1800 presidential election and eventually died out completely.
The Federalists espoused the view of John Adams and believed in a strong federal government. The Republicans favored Jefferson's ideas and believed the ultimate power rested with the individual states; the federal government's only job was to provide services that the states could not individually s…upply such as coin money or set up a national postal system. ( Full Answer )
The Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican Party split into the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party around 1824.
The Federalists believed that the wealthy should be in control and they believed in a more centralized government, while the Democratic-Republicans believed that the common people should have more control and had more reliance on the agriculture in their areas.
The Democratic and Replublican parties were once united into one party called the Democratic-Republican Party, which was created by Thomas Jefferson at 1792. The Federalists opposed the Constitution and were made up of the high, wealthy class. They believed in a strong central government and a natio…nal bank. They approved of an alliance with Great Britain. The Democratic-Republican Party believed in states' rights and banks, and a FRENCH alliance. They didn't approve of protective tariffs; instead they wanted free trade. They weren't made up of wealthy citizens; farmers, mostly. ( Full Answer )
Washington was not a party member and he did not like the idea of political parties. However, his policies were closer to the Federalists and John Adams than to Jefferson's party.
A. . Both parties felt that they held the true principles of the Revolution and the other side was a dangerous faction.
No, the Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican Party were the two major parties that competed against each other in U. S. politics from the 1790s to the 1810s.
They both agreed with a central power to negotiate between the various States, and both agreed with the people being directly involved and benefiting from, a central government. The Federalists, like George Washington, wanted a highly powerful central government . . . after all, that was how Engl…and was governed, and there were still extremely close ties between the US and England. ( Full Answer )
Then you can either be a member of a "third party," or you can bean independent, not affiliated with any party.
The Federalist Party was the first political party in the U.S. It'ssupporters believed in a strong federal government. The Republican party spun out of the Whig party. The MissouriCompromise of 1820 divided the country between the pro-slavery,agrarian South and anti-slavery, industrial North, Anger…ed by theKansas-Nebraska Act where settlers in these territories woulddecide if their state would be free or slave the anti-slaverymembers of the Whig party met to form a new party. The party'sfirst nominating convention, in Philadelphia, June 17, 1856,announced the birth of the Republican Party as a unified politicalforce. Clarification of the Republican Party Today It should be kept in mind that the Republican Party of today is theopposite of the Republican Party from the time of Lincoln and until1964. Before then the Democratic Party was the pro-slavery partyuntil the Civil Way and the pro segregation party after that until1964. In 1964 the Civil Right Act was passed eliminating officialsegregation (Jim Crow laws which made segregation a legalinstitution were prohibited). This was seen by the segregationists(largely the South) as an act of the Democratic Party (LyndonJohnson's initiative) so almost instantly supporters of segregationsupporters switched from the Democratic to the Republican. So, theanti-slavery party of Lincoln became the pro segregation party andthe Democratic Party, the pro slavery party before this historicdate, became the friend of minorities and the powerless. So, keepin mind when today's Republicans say they're the party of Lincolnit's a trick -- the party name's the same but it's intents andbeliefs, or at least were, the opposite. If you think about it,what sense does it make that the rebel states of the Civil War aresupporters of Lincoln??? ( Full Answer )
So, sometime between the 1860s and 1936 , the (Democratic) party of small government became the party of big government, and the (Republican) party of big government became rhetorically committed to curbing federal power.