Democratic-Republicans

Assuming the state debt

With Hamilton’s urging, the early federal government assumed the debts of the states.The Democratic-Republicans were wary of accumulating debt and of too much government intervention and spending.

Leaders: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

Alien and Sediction Acts

The alien and sedition act were a series of laws that aimed outlaw speech critical of the government. The laws were designed to silence and weaken the Democratic-Republicans.

War with Britain in 1812

The War Hawks were a coterie of about twenty Democratic Republicans who persuaded Congress into supporting a declaration of war against Britain.

Slogan: Do Not Come To US We Do Not Have A National Bank