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1 Federalist v. Democratic Republicans or (Anti-Federalists)

2 Who is a Federalist? Leaders = Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Pinckney, and John Marshall Stance on the National Bank = Favor of creating a national bank Type of person attracted to the Federalist Party = Wealthy, merchant, northerner Favorite European Country = Great Britain Constitutional Beliefs = Loose Construction of the Constitution Federal Government Beliefs = Strong Federal Government Event that caused them to gain power = XYZ Affair

3 Who is a Democratic Republican? (Anti-Federalist) Leaders of the party = Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, James Monroe Stance on the National Bank = Opposed the creation of a national bank Type of person who was part of the political party = Poor, Southern, Western, farmer Favorite European Country = France Constitutional Beliefs = Strict Construction of the Constitution Federal Government Beliefs = limited federal government Event that Caused them to gain power = Alien and Sedition Acts

4 Why was the Election of 1796 different from the previous election? 1 st time more than one candidate ran – John Adams (Pinckney)– Federalist – Thomas Jefferson (Burr) – Democratic Republican Political parties or groups that help elect people and shape policies – Federalist Party – wanted a strong federal government and supported industry and trade – Democratic Republican Party – wanted to limit the federal government’s power

5 How the election worked? 1.Each elector cast a vote for president and a separate vote for vice president (Adams, Pinckney, Burr, Jefferson) 2.The person with the highest number of votes was to be president 3.The person with the 2 nd number of highest votes would be the vice president John Adams Thomas Jefferson Thomas Pinckney Aaron Burr

6 Election Results: Adams = 71 votes Jefferson = 68 votes Pinckney = 59 votes Burr = 30 votes Who wins as president? Vice President?

7 They had not yet passed the 12 th amendment (1804) – A separate vote is cast for the position of president and vice president. – You can not run for both offices


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