How Did The Two Party System Start

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The Two Party System: How it was developed and the impact on the U.S. today A two-party system is where two major political parties dominate voting in nearly all elections at every level of government. Under this system, one of the two parties typically holds a majority in the legislature and is usually referred to as the majority party while the other is the minority party. The current majority party in the USA is the Republican Party and the minority party is the Democratic Party. How did the two party system start? Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were the first to initially be part of the development of political parties. The two-party system had been used in other countries before the United States. Originally, this political legislature began in …show more content…

But, the Election of 1796 was the first election in American history where political candidates began to run for office as members of organized political parties that held strongly opposing political principles. Why are there only two political parties only? There are a few different beliefs in why there are only two political parties that dominate. One of the reasoning is that a two-party system arose in the U.S. from early political battling between the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist. The Development of the Two Party Systems After the new United States congress completed its task of creating a Bill of Rights, it turned its attention to the issue of financing the new government. President George Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton as the Treasury Secretary and Hamilton took it upon himself to develop an economic structure for the United States. Hamilton used a strategy of loose construction for the interpretation of the constitution.

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