2.24.11 Origins of the American Political Party System

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Origins of the American Political Party System A. The search for a national unity a. General acceptance (consensus) of the constitution, but the battle over ratification revealed differences in tis interpretation and government policies i. Once it was finally accepted by 9 states then all 13 had ratified the constitution they decided this would be the document they would work with ii. Ppl. Didn’t break into armed groups to oppose the constitution b. Washington’s view of political parties c. Emergence of factions/parties B. Washington’s presidency (april 1789 – March 1797) a. First capital (New York) to Philadelphia (1790) b. First Term’s Unfinished Business: i. Judiciary Act of 1789 ii. “Bill of Rights”- First 10 amendments c. Setting precedents: i. “Mr. President” ii. Presidential cabinet (secretaries) 1. State: Thomas Jefferson (BA) 2. Treasury: Alexander Hamilton (NY) 3. War (defense 1947) 4. Attorney General
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Spring '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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