Political Parties In The 1800s

650 Words3 Pages
Thomas Jefferson once said. “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties”. The reason he said this was because he feared a strong central government. Then for some Americans, fears of a strong central government taking advantage came true. This is when the two political parties split. The Republicans and the Federalists became known. The development of political parties helped to create a more divisive nation. Many saw this time and time again throughout the time of 1789 - 1800’s. For example, there were efforts to turn opinion against the Federalists in late 1791. This was when Philip Freneau began publishing the National Gazette. Then his work was published everywhere. The secretary of state
Open Document