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The Formation of a National Government Leaders crafted constitutional, legal basis for young nation HAMILTON VS. JEFFERSON A conflict took shape in the 1790s between America’s first political parties. Indeed, the  Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the Republicans (also called Democratic- Republicans), led by Thomas Jefferson, were the first political parties in the Western  world.  Unlike loose political groupings in the British House of Commons or in the  American colonies before the Revolution, both had reasonably consistent and principled  platforms, relatively stable popular followings, and continuing organizations. The Federalists in the main represented the interests of trade and manufacturing, which  they saw as forces of progress in the world.  They believed these could be advanced 
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  • strong central government, sound public credit, loose political groupings, effective government. Hamilton, HAMILTON VS.

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