After the Constitution was drafted in Philadephia in 1787, those who favored ratification called themselves "Federalists" - also the name of a famous series of newspaper articles written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay. Most of the leading men in the country, including Washington, Madison, Adams, Hamilton and Jefferson, were united in support of the new government. Federalists controlled all branches of the US government for the first three presidential administrations and the programs and ideas of Alexander Hamilton - funding the debt, establishing a national bank, promoting commerce and industry, avoiding premature war with England - prevailed. But divisions began to appear in the early 1790's and some of the original Federalists - Madison and Jefferson prominent among them - began to oppose the policies of Hamilton and Washington. They founded an opposition party, which called itself the "Republican Party" (later the "Democratic-Republican Party). In 1801, the Republicans won the election and placed Jefferson in the White House. Hamilton was killed in a duel in 1804. The event that ended the Federalist Party in history is known as the Hartford Convention of 1814. At the Convention, New England Federalists vented their anger over Jefferson's embargo, which hurt commerce. They did not propose secession from the union, but did advance the idea that the states could nullify "unconstitutional" acts of Congress, a doctrine later asserted by the South during the run-up to the Civil War. After the Battle of New Orleans and the end of the War with England, these positions were exceedingly unpopular. They were also inconsistent with the longstanding support of Federalists for a strong and energetic national government. Federalists were disgraced which led the the end of the party.
The Whisky Rebellion
The belief that the country should be run by the learned elite.
The federalist party was the very first political party in the United States. The federalist party was founded in 1792.
The Jay Treaty, America's neutrality with Britain, the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the Hartford Convention basically finished them off.
The Federalist Party wanted a Constitution.
yes a farmer can be a federalist party
it destroyed the federalist party
the federalist party collapsed because of the hartford convection
dissatisfaction over high taxes caused by war preparations
how did the nation's expansion hurt the federalist party?
The federalist party supports federal government involvement and help.
Hamilton's supporter's formed the federalist party.
Those parties didn't exist yet. But there was the anti-federalist and federalist party. He was a federalist. So, if he really had to choose a side, he would probably pick republican. Neither. He was a Federalist. George Washington was a member of the Federalist Party. The Federalist Party eventually was succeeded by the Republican Party.
The federalist party had a couple different nicknames. Some of them include: the Whig party and the first party system.
John Hamilton was the founder of the Federalist Party. (see related question)
The federalist party supported loose construction.
The founder and leader of the Federalist Party was Alexander Hamilton.
Federalist Party - France - was created in 1995.
European Federalist Party was created on 2011-11-06.
The Federalist party was the very first political party of the new world after winning independence from the British. The only federalist president was John Adams.
The Federalist Party declined in disgrace and no later political party claimed to have started out as the Federalist Party. However, many of the die-hard Federalists in New England participated in the formation of the Republican Party in 1856.
The most significant outcome of the Hartford Convention was the demise of the Federalist Party. Because the Federalists met in secrecy, they were viewed as treasonous to the rest of the country and two years later, the Federalist presidential candidate was soundly defeated by James Monroe.
Thomas Jefferson referred to the presidential election of 1800 as the Revolution of 1800 because it ushered in a Democratic-Republican Party rule. It also lead to the eventual demise of the Federalist Party.
No there isn't. The Federalist Party died out over 175 years ago.