Test 2 Review - 1. First American party system: the...

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1. First American party system: the Philadelphia Congressional Election of 1794 When: - Four weeks before the election of 1794 Where: - Philadelphia, the nations capitol at the time - First time sense the ratification of the constitution in Pennsylvania that there was a lot of political tension and excitement Nation at this time: - Citizens were uneasy what was happening with the first two party system in our new fragile nation - Citizens were unsure if the two party system was positive or negative, and views were often split - Founding Fathers feared the people would not make informed electoral decisions - Founding Fathers thought if there was egalitarianism it should be at the local level Election in general - The election of 1794 was part of a process of the political evolution Changed from an oligarchic-based (few political elite) society to a more democratic one - Race for the congressional seat that had been federalist sense the start of the nation The Republic - State wherein the supreme power lies with a body of citizens who are qualified to vote - No republican experiment of this magnitude before - Americans thought that it would not survive Alexander Hamilton - Much of the driving force of the new government
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