Federalist Party History

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By the dawn of 1816, the Federalist party was fatally and irrecoverably discredited, I will be keenly and efficiently tracing the history of the federalist party in a chronology order. In Addition, I will be recounting the concatenation of unpropitious events which lead to the federalist party decline and its disappearance by 1816. In 1791 instituted by Alexander Hamilton the federalist party emerged into the political sphere and became the Party in opposition to the Democratic-Republican Party which was steered by Thomas Jefferson, in America during President George Washington’s first administration. Encapsulated within The Federalist Party was a polyglot of ideas, Upon the formation of the party, Alexander Hamilton’s objective…show more content…
The Federalist party was comprised of Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, George Washington, Charles C. Pinckney, DeWitt Clinton and Rufus King the paramount objective set by federalist Members was a fiscally sound and nationalistic government which promoted the system of checks and balances laid out in the US Constitution for the three branches of government. The federalist Party can be perceived as elitist, and its leaders scorned democracy, widespread suffrage, and open elections, however, the acceptance of these notions didn’t escape Ramifications as they lost the support of the general population due to their favoritism of the exclusive class group. The Federalists despite their invalidation etched a lasting legacy in America politics in the form of a strong federal government with a sound financial base and they decisively shaped Supreme Court policy for another three decades through the person of Chief Justice John…show more content…
Four years later, James Monroe won every electoral vote with the exception of one. During the Missouri Crisis, Federalists tried to prohibit Missouri from entering the Union. Republicans viewed the Federalists as trying to foment sectional discontent and quickly closed ranks. Outside of New England, the Federalist Party relished some of its biggest successes in North Carolina. Federalist electors gave one of the state’s electoral votes to John Adams in 1796 and four more in 1800. Jefferson won all of the state’s electors in 1804, but his successor, James Madison, lost three of these to Charles Pinckney in 1808. No Federalist presidential candidate won an electoral vote from North Carolina thereafter. Following the “Revolution of 1800” that brought Jefferson into the Executive Mansion, Federalists persisted and sent members of their party to Congress. Although they never achieved a majority in the North Carolina legislature, Federalist membership almost reached forty percent. Federalist Benjamin Williams won the governorship in 1800, 1801, and 1807. North Carolina Federalists tended to come from the Cape Fear region, the coastal region near New Bern, and the Piedmont. The most prominent Federalists in North
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