What were the democratic-republican and federalist parties?
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 Adams 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.
What event coincided with the emergence of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist political parties in the US?
The first two parties were referred to as the Federalist and the Republican parties; but they were not organized political parties like the Democrat and Republican parties are today. The Federalist and Republican parties were simply names that referred to people holding one or another political philosophy about how strong the federal government should be.
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.
Before George Washington was President of the United States, there were no national political parties. The closest phenomena to political parties that existed during the Articles of Confederation were the Federalist and Anti-federalist movements that advocated For and Against ratification of the U.S. Constitution respectively.
There were differing views between the founding fathers on the strength of the national government when writing the Constitution. The first political parties in the US were the Federalist and the Democratic-Republicans(jeffersonians). The federalist favored a strong centralized government, much like that of in England. While the Federalist favored states-rights and disliked the government of England.
Thomas Jefferson [& James Madison] had issues with everything Anthony Hamilton did and vice versa. After George Washington [the president at the time] continually passed bills proposed by Hamilton, Jefferson got really upset and quit. He went back home and created the Federalist Party. The first two parties in America were the Federalist and Anti-Federalist.
The first two US political parties were technically the "Federalists" and the "Anti-Federalists", who were later known as the Democratic and Republican parties. federalist and anti-federalists The first two political parties were the Federalist headed by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams and the NON-Federalists, who in time turned out to be the Democratic-Republic headed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. The Federalist will be absorbed by the Democratic Republicans after the War of 1812 and…