Pros And Cons Of Federalists

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Under the guidance of Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, Federalists became a popular political party at the end of George Washington’s term. As a proud Federalists in The United Stated under George Washington, a numerous amount of hypocrisy has consumed the population on, “What were Federalists’ views?” A Federalist strongly believed in the power of the national government because the central government would have yielded stability to the country. Instead of a democracy or popular sovereignty, an “aristocratic leadership,” would better lead the nation (History in the Making - Chapter 10). Therefore, the Constitution was strongly supported by us. With a “manual” written by highly educated, upper men, the Constitution was a governing…show more content…
The document consisted of acts/ laws that if violated citizens would have suffered consequences. For example, the document proclaimed that if, “any person shall write, print, utter or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered or published, or shall knowingly and willingly assist or aid in writing, printing, uttering or publishing any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States” (Sedition Act), would have been convicted, punished, and imprisoned. Our fellow opponents, the Republicans, stated that with this law, we are eliminating freedom of speech and press from the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. That was quite incorrect. This was a necessary precaution of the prosperity and stability of the nation. The Alien Act declared that if war between the United States and another country, the President shall publicly announce the war. However, one important aspect of our Acts comprised of the nature of immigrants. We firmly believe that in a time of war, all foreign males fourteen years old and older, who are not citizens of the United States, shall be removed as “alien enemies” (Alien Acts). This is necessary for the protection of our country and the success of our
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