Hamilton and Jefferson represented different interests that would come to define the priorities of the nation's 1st political parties (Thomas 10). These two-party political systems were impacted by domestic and foreign affairs. Hamilton and Jefferson had different interests that would define the priorities of the nation's first political parties. The Federalists and Antifederalists division took place during the debates over ratification of the constitution (Sisung 2). The Federalists were more centralized, and they could keep their name as the Federalists because they were much more modest. They were known as those who only looked up to the government and followed all their rules. The Anti-Federalists were decentralized and had a variety of names, Democratic Republicans, Republican, but were mostly called Jeffersonian Republicans. They believed in freedom and opposed the Constitution and federal government which was the total opposite of what the Federalists believe in.
Domestic and Foreign Affairs were what impacted the two parties the most. The war between Britain and France was a series of multiple military conflicts, lasting from 1792 until 1802, resulting from the French Revolution. It was the North American conflict in a larger way of war between Great Britain and France known as the Seven Years' War but it ended because