Political Parties DBQ

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Nick Bennett AP US “Factions” DBQ After the American Revolution America struggled in ideas, compensation in debt, and compromising of ideas. The differences that many expressed made the division of government into two political parties inevitable. President George Washington warned that creating political parties would divide the American people apart. Despite his warning, two political parties arose from the different opinions expressed throughout politics. Hamilton and Jefferson’s plans differed opinionated, economically, and politically. Hamilton and his federalist standpoint were based on a strong central government, Strong national bank and an alliance with Britain. Jefferson however could be considered opposite. The anti-federalists opposed a strong central government and instead focused on a state government. They also opposed a national bank nervous it would give too much power to t he central government. Republicans or anti- federalists believed the American economy should be based on agriculture while Federalists counted on industrial and commercial economy. With or without Hamilton and Jefferson’s intelligence and strongly backed up ideas, a division between government was unavoidable. Too many people had too many ideas and no matter what there couldn’t be a solution of plans in America. George Washington expressed a good point when he said “This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its roots in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed.” Washington is saying that as a human being in any government or in any argument, there are going to be several different good ideas, however there not all going to work. He believed that the division of the American people and government would cause foreign influence and corruption.

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