What Impact Did Hamilton Have On American Politics

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Both the newly formed domestic and foreign policies that America established after their claim for independence, undermined the nation’s strength and foundation and brought negative outcomes that would shape american politics from the 1790’s to the 1840’s.
In the time ranging from the 1790’s to the 1840’s many events came that would bring Jeffersonians and Hamiltonians further against one another, splitting the body of the nation of America and eventually bringing opposing sides to each political decision. One issue came to cause much tension between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, and this was the proposed Bank of the United States which would be used by the federal government for money deposits. This new system …show more content…

The French Revolution brought fighting between Austria and France, until French armies drove back the Austrian invaders, and France was self-declared a republic. Violence in France started the Reign of Terror, during which Hamilton’s federalists spoke of the evil of the revolution, blaming Democratic-Republicans for supporting the outbreak of violence in France. Jefferson and his people disagreed and felt that the price of a few thousand soldiers was a cheap one to pay for freedom. This comes to prove how the French Revolution brought the division between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans even further. Another event in this time that would bring a negative impact of american politics would be the War of 1812 which resulted from the Embargo Act. Causes of the war included attempts of British to restrict American trade and its desire to expand its territory. Nonetheless, American troops were able to repulse British invasions and the American government began to see itself as a major military power, gaining a sense of nationalism. This eventually lead to the Hartford Convention which was a series of meetings in which the New England Federalist Party joined to discuss their criticism about the War of 1812 and the political problems which came from the federal government 's increasing

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