Compare And Contrast The Democrats And The Anti-Federalists

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The election of 1800 was bitterly fought. While the Federalists were starting to fade out, they were still a strong force against the Democrat-Republicans. The Federalists spent much of the campaign accusing the Republicans of being radicals thanks to their support of the French Revolution, and Thomas Jefferson himself was accused of things like drunkenness and atheism, and one who would inevitably destroy the country through civil war and other evil acts. The Republicans, meanwhile, were accusing the Federalists being against Republican values and promoting aristocracy. Let’s take a quick step back to look at what the parties were. The Federalists were essentially the founding party (the original alternative were the anti-Federalists). They
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