Federalists vs. Democratic Republicans

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Who were federalist leaders?
John Adams, Alexander Hamilton
Who were democratic-republican leaders?
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison
What were the Federalists view of the Constitution?
LOOSE interpretation, elastic clause
What were the Democratic-Republicans' views of the Constitution?
STRICT interpretation of the Constitution
What were the Federalists' foreign policy?
Pro-British
What were the Democratic-Republicans' foreign policy?
Pro-French
What were the Federalists' military policy?
Strong peace time army and navy
What were the Democratic-Republicans' military policy?
Small peace time army and navy; state militias
What were the Federalists' domestic policies?
Helped businesses, national bank, tariffs
What were the Democratic-Republicans domestic policies?
Favored agriculture, no bank, opposed tariffs
What were the Federalists' views on how powerful the government should be?
STRONG central government
What were the Democratic-Republicans' views on how powerful the government should be?
WEAK central government
Who were the Federalists' supporters?
Northern businessmen, large land owners, merchants, and bankers
Who were the Democratic-Republicans' supporters?
Skiller workers, small scale farmers, plantation owners
What area did the Federalists have the most support?
Northeastern states
What area did the Democratic-Republicans have the most support?
Southern frontier states
John Adams, Alexander Hamilton
Federalist leaders
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison
Democratic-Republican leaders
Loose interpretation of the Constitution, elastic clause
Federalists
Strict interpretation of the Constitution
Democratic-Republicans
Pro-British
Federalists
Pro-French
Democratic-Republicans
Strong army and navy
Federalists
Small army and navy; state militias
Democratic-Republicans
Help businesses, national bank, tariffs
Federalists
Favored agriculture, no bank, opposed tariffs
Democratic-Republicans
Strong central governemnt
Federalists
Weak central government
Democratic-Republicans
Supported by northern businessmen, large landowners, merchants, bankers
Federalists
Supported by skilled workers, small scale farmers, plantation owners
Democratic-Republicans
Northeastern states
Federalists
Southern frontier states
Democratic-Republicans