Federalist Parties In The 1790s

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“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury,” (Marcus Aurelius) this was probably how the colonists felt when they finally gained their independent from Britain, but that was all they agreed upon because when the time came to show that they were a united nation by voting on some issues, the people decided to split into federalist and anti-federalists. What were these two groups and what did they do? The federalist and anti-federalist parties were the first two parties to come in during the 1790s and lasted until the 1816s. The Federalist Party was in favor of the newly formed Constitution because they believed it would protect the people and their independence that the American Revolution had created for them. The main men that fought for the Constitution were Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, since the party was made up of wealthy and educated men, they decided to write up a few essays to show the benefits of a strong central government hoping to get the people to agree with them. The Anti-Federalist Party was…show more content…
So Madison and Hamilton stated in the constitution that, “No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.” It seemed like this should have appeased the people, in fact, some were okay with this, and even Mr. Dickinson who was an anti-federalist liked the idea, he wanted the senate to have a large group of people because this would mean there would be more of the anti-federalists in congress. This was not the plan Madison and Hamilton had in mind though, their plan was instead of having 435 members, and each state would be allowed 2 Senators which would add up to 100
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