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  • proper n. American political party founded by Alexander Hamilton. It formally existed from 1792 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1820s.

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  • n. a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government


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  • After his term as vice president under Washington, he ran for president in 1796 on the Federalist Party ticket and narrowly defeated his rival, Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic-Republicans.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The war had a relatively minor impact on the U.S. government although it did result in the dissolution of the antiwar Federalist Party.

    Between War and Peace

  • But when James Reynolds was arrested for counterfeiting, he tried to swing a deal with the Jeffersonians, offering to expose corruption in the Federalist Party.

    A Short History of Political Suicide

  • Though Clay had never embraced the concept of an entrenched aristocracy of the kind that captivated some members of the dying Federalist Party, he nonetheless believed in an office-holding class that would emerge through a system of indirect democracy and serve the country by running it.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • These days the Federalists find it a little embarrassing, because their beloved Marshal PiƂsudski had a bunch of his political opponents rounded up and shipped here for show trials twenty years back -- opponents who eventually became founding members of the Federalist Party.

    DBTL 62: Road Trip

  • Marshall was from the Commonwealth of Virginia and a leader of the Federalist Party.


  • The longest serving Chief Justice in Supreme Court history, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades a term outliving his own Federalist Party and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system.


  • He was more influential than the other three members of Washington's Cabinet, and the financial expert; the Federalist Party formed to support his policies.


  • But just as Chief Justice Marshall kept Federalism alive in the 19th century, well after the Federalist Party was gone, this bloc may have an impact on the nation long after the last shovel of dirt is thrown on the GOP's remains.

    Kenneth C. Davis: GOP - DOA?

  • In the case of John Adams, he had a single Presidential term and his Federalist Party did not survive very long.

    Kenneth C. Davis: GOP - DOA?


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