The Democratic Republicans argued that the Constitution should be interpreted strictly; it did not specifically grant Congress the right to create a national bank. Democratic Republicans eventually support the assumption of state debts occurred in South Carolina. The Democratic Republicans wanted to balance the federal power with states rights. French Revolution began in 1789, the Democratic-Republicans supported the French overthrow of their king. Federalists passed the Aliens And Sedition Acts which were designed to silence and weaken the Democratic-Republicans Party and to silence its newspapers. The Democratic-Republicans claim that the Federalists were violating from their freedom of press. In 1810 John C. Calhoun was elected to Congress from South Carolina And urged Congress to declare war on Great Britain. John C. Calhoun called a War Hawk because he pushed for the war against the Britain in 1812. The Low Country elite tended to support the Federalists while the back Country supported the Democratic-Republicans.