AP Gov Summer Essay - Political Parties Following the...

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Political Parties Following the establishment of the government, the formation of political parties began. James Madison, as well as the Framers of the United States, greatly opposed this unpredicted development. They called political parties factions, which are groups of citizens, either a majority or minority, that pursues its own interests at the expense of the common good. Despite the opposition toward factions and political parties, they were formed nonetheless. These political parties that formed in the time of James Madison and the framers still play important roles in the current US government. James Madison argued that people would always join groups of other people with similar interests and ideas. But he also said that the immense diversity of America would contain too many different interests and ideas so factions and political parties would not form. However, the differences between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton while both were in George Washington’s cabinet inevitably caused the distinction between political parties. Thomas
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