Democrat-Republicans v Federalists
the 2 controversial parties of the U.S.
The split of political America
Game night in Philly!
-Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the Democrat-Republicans
-The DR favored states rights, the poor, France, low taxes and tariffs, and strict interpretation.
-Alexander Hamilton was the leader of the Federalist party
-The Federalist favored a strong central gov't, the rich, manufacturing, England, taxes and tariffs, and loose interpretation.
Jefferson was a firm believer of the constitution. He believed that the Federal government only had powers specifically listed in the constitution. Jefferson always feared that the government would have too much power. Tonight for trivia, he will be in favor of democracy questions
Hamilton was all for the Necessary and Proper Clause (AKA the Elastic Clause). This explains that if something isn't stated in the Constitution, then the federal government has the power to do it.
Washington is going to be the Simon Cowell out of all of the judges because he doesn't like Jefferson or Hamilton. They both ignored him and created political parties of their own.
Important Treaty's to know
Jay's Treaty- John Jay was sent to the London by Washington to set up a compromise with the British to dodge another war.
Treaty of Greenville- Little turtle signed it and allowed the U.S. to expand into Northwestern Territories.