Federalist Party


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a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century

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As president, he advanced a strategy to absorb the moderate elements of the Federalist Party into the Republican Party--a strategy that, he hoped, would lead to the ultimate elimination of party distinctions.
But it didn't matter; Canadians were either fed up with same old/same old traditional candidates or, in Quebec, hoped that a federalist party expressing sympathy for Quebec interests could get them better results than the long incumbency of the Bloc.
The Federalist Party, led by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, wanted a strong central government controlled by the educated classes.
David Hackett Fischer, The Revolution of American Conservatism: The Federalist Party in the Era of Jeffersonian Democracy (New York, 1965); Doron Ben-Atar and Barbara Oberg, eds.
But FEMA regulations for flood elevations forced some major modifications," says Steve, an architecture and history buff whose great-great-great-great-grandfather was Federalist Party founder Alexander Hamilton and whose mother's family goes back to a brother of Daniel Boone.
Adams' Federalist Party was being pilloried day in and day out in partisan newspapers.
Understandably, Jews in Philadelphia largely supported the Federalist Party after the war.
Given the American people's overwhelming rejection of judicial supremacy, one might have expected the idea to expire with the Federalist Party.
Jefferson's goal was not only to beat John Adams in the 1800 presidential election but to destroy the Federalist Party.
Following adoption of the Bill of Rights, Madison worked with Jefferson to build political opposition to the Federalist Party.
They asserted that right when the Democratic Party was founded under Jefferson in the struggle against the Federalist Party of war and privilege of his day.
I was a bit surprised to learn that, among the many confusions which seem to animate this group, is a historical misunderstanding of both James Madison and of the Federalist Party.
Timothy Dwight's career was varied--as poet, minister, schoolmaster, college president, divinity professor, leader of the Federalist Party, and heir to the familial and theological traditions of Jonathan Edwards's descendants--and he lived through a period of rapid change, including the Revolution, the early era of nation building, the so-called Second Great Awakening, and the conflicts of the Federalists and Jeffersonians.
On Federalist attempts at democratic innovation, see generally DAVID HACKETT FISCHER, THE REVOLUTION OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM: THE FEDERALIST PARTY IN THE ERA OF JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY (1965).
Eventually the law was repealed, but not before it led to the political annihilation of the Federalist Party, which had conceived the measure.