A Two-Party System
Democratic-Republican vs. Federalists
How did they split?
Federalists vs. Democratic-Republicans
*The beliefs of the Federalist were:
*Wanted a strong central government
*Tax and tariffs
*Democratic-Republicans were lead by Thomas Jefferson.
The Beliefs of the Democratic-Republicans were:
*The favored state rights
*Wanted Low Tax and Tariffs
* Strict interpretation
President George Washington
President at the time of the emerging two parties.
Leader of the Federalists.
Leader of the Democratic-Republicans.
Two interpretations of the Constitution.
* The Federalist wanted a loose interpretation of the Constitution. This is when that if it is not directly stated in the Constitution that the Federal Government can't do it then they can do it.