Topics: Alexander Hamilton, Political party, Country Pages: 2 (444 words) Published: November 25, 2013

Political Affairs
When further elaborated on, political debates only occur do to a discrepancy of opinions. In the seventeen ninety’s, there were to foremost political parties: the Federalists and the Republicans. The Federalists believed in having close ties to Britain, and were led by George Washington. While the Republicans believed in democratic self-government, were sympathetic for France, and led by Madison and Jefferson. Domestic affairs had more relative importance than foreign affairs in the shaping of American politics because disputes caused dissimilarity in opinions which led to the division.

Interstate disturbances such as Hamilton’s Financial Plan caused a huge domestic quarrel. Jefferson and Hamilton had exceedingly different view-points and opinions on this economic plan. Hamilton believed in the implied powers of the people and was very loose when it came to abiding to the Bill of Rights. Contrary to this, Jefferson didn’t believe in Hamilton’s Plan and believed that what is written in the Bill of Rights is to be followed. Above all else, Washington was very hesitant to sign this document. Being such an authoritative figure, his hesitation caused many of the general people to worry; leading to domestic mayhem.

Though Great Britain was intended to completely evacuate from the States, this was not the case. Many soldiers had never left the country, and this led to foreign conflict. Tension with the British was seen often at sea. To prevent war from breaking out, John Jay negotiates with America’s former mother country and establishes a document called Jay’s Treaty. Jay’s loyalty to his country was questioned after the signing of this treaty due to the fact that it was very pro-British.

Domestic affairs took a far greater toll than foreign affairs did. Disputes between the people of a single country will lead to a division of opinions; hence the political parties. Arguments caused by battles and new documents were seen much more often...
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