6.01 Notes Guide
“Washington’s New Government”
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Analyze the image. What are the men doing?
What are some possible reasons for their conflict?
Do you consider yourself a Democrat, Republican, or Independent?
Can you imagine being at odds with someone from another political party that it led to fighting, even a
fight to the death?
I. Opposing Political Views
President George Washington led a new government with a new Constitution into the 1790s. During his
two terms in office, Washington had important decisions to make that were critical to the success of the
new nation. One vital issue was the debate that continued between Federalists and Antifederalists over
the proper role of the government. Despite Washington’s warnings, the conflicting views over the
Constitution would lead to the establishment of
Alexander Hamilton’s Economic Policies