The Federalist Party

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If I was a citizen in the United States of America back in 1790, I would want to be part of the Federalist Party. The Federalist Party was created by Alexander Hamilton, and his party wants a strong central government in America with power given to the wealthy and political leaders. The only other party back then was the justly named Anti-Federalist party. The Anti-Federalist party was started by Thomas Jefferson and this party had completely opposite views to the Federalists. Anti-Federalists focused on power among the individual states, as opposed to having a powerful central government. I would rather be a part of the Federalist Party because I agree with their decisions on the Bank of the United States, future American economy, changes to the Constitution, and their debate on which people should be allowed to participate in government decisions. The Bank of the United States was an idea proposed by Alexander Hamilton. This bank would be used to create a unified currency, handle the government treasury, pay off federal debts, and give out loans to businesses that would stimulate commerce in the country. Overall, the bank would stabilize America’s problem with its finances. This idea was opposed by the Anti-Federalists because they believed the bank would only give loans to the wealthy and be of no benefit to the common man. The Federalists saw this proposal as a great way to improve economy and establish good credit with other countries. Also, the money given out in loans would trickle down as savings for all people and in reality, would end up benefiting everyone. I would agree with the Federalist decision to create a bank due to the improvements it would bring to America. Another perspective that I agree on with the Feder... ... middle of paper ... ... This thought is based off the belief that each state knows what is best for itself and shouldn’t interfere in the affairs of different states. An idea like that is flawed because the entire country would be unable to advance in any way and therefore that is why I would again choose to be a Federalist. In conclusion, if I was to choose between the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Party it would be a very clear choice to me. Their belief that a successful nation lies in a powerful, centralized government, appeals to me. I also agree with their views on the Constitution, future American economy, the Bank of the United States, and especially the qualifications you need to participate in government politics. The Federalist way of government shaped the future of America to be one of the most successful countries in the world and I would definitely want to be one of them.
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