Supported the interests of the working classes - merchants, farmers, and laborers. believed an agrarian economy would best serve citizens. Saw the establishment of a national Bank of the United States as a threat to the power of individual states, and a tool of the rich.
Supported industry and manufacturing as the best means of domestic growth and economic self-sufficiency. They favored the existence of protecting domestic tariffs on imports as a means of protecting domestic production and as a source of revenue. Hamilton and his Federalists staunchly supported the establishment of strong central government and national bank.
Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, was sent to England as an envoy and returned with a treaty that gave the British a deadline for leaving the fur posts. Almost no other issues were addressed.
diplomatic incident that almost led to war between the United States and France. led to the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.
a masterful politician
committed to working toward consensus between opposing factions
not afraid to take action when he left it was necessary
concerned about his popularity and worked to preserve it
The Federalists argued that Louisiana Purchase would:
increase the national debt 50%
lessen the importance of the Northeast
Destroy the government under the strain of managing such a vast territory
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