Presentation on theme: "Ricky Cooks, Hannah Higgins, Khabril Kirkendall, and Alan Missildine The Federalist Party, the Democratic Republicans, the Whig Party, and Andrew Jackson."— Presentation transcript:
Ricky Cooks, Hannah Higgins, Khabril Kirkendall, and Alan Missildine The Federalist Party, the Democratic Republicans, the Whig Party, and Andrew Jackson
The Federalist Party The Federalists Party was the first political party of the United States. The opposed the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists believed in a strong national government, having one nation instead of 50 mini others. Today, their beliefs led to the strong national government we have today. Key members of the party were: George Washington John Adams Alexander Hamilton
The Democratic Republicans The Democratic-Republican Party were one of the first two American political parties, along with their opposing party, the Federalists. Organized in 1792, the Democratic-Republicans favored a strict interpretation of the Constitution in order to limit the powers of the central government. Key members of the party were: Thomas Jefferson, the founder. James Madison John Quincy Adams James Monroe The Democratic-Republicans believed in a national government that wasn’t too strong. They wanted power for the people, and their beliefs carried on to the present- a limited government.
The Whig Party The group opposed Andrew Jackson’s policies. The supported states’ rights and Henry Clay’s American system. The party’s plan was to replace old truths with new truths, to enlighten the current prejudices and come closer to the truth. People in the Whig Party: Henry Clay Daniel Webster Thaddeus Stevens Thurlow Weed
Andrew Jackson Before he was President, Andrew Jackson was the “hero of the Battle of New Orleans,” during the War of 1812. In the Election of 1824, Jackson lost the race against John Quincy Adams in a questionable way. He won the Election of 1828. During his presidency, Jackson called for the removal of Indians from their homes, causing the Trail of Tears. One of the leading controversies in Congress during Jackson’s first term was the “American System” of economic development policies. Part of this “system.” the Tariff of 1828, was widely hated by Southerners, who saw it as a device to transfer wealth from cotton planters to northern manufacturers. Andrew Jackson’s presidency was important because he was the founder of the modern Democratic Party, and his beliefs for the US government carried on to today.