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Federalist Party

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One of the first two American political parties, together with the Democratic-Republican Party. Founded by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Met its demise soon after Hamilton was killed in a duel. Adams was the only Federalist President. Name came from the Federalist Papers and from the idea that the federal government should be supreme.

Related Resources:
The New Nation
Find out more about the period between the signing of the Constitution and the year 1800.

Elsewhere on the Web:
A Brief History of the Federalist Party
See how it began and who its leaders were.

An In-depth Study of the Federalists
Why did Hamilton duel with Aaron Burr? Did he really have to? Find the answers to these questions and more.

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