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Unformatted text preview: Congress adopted the Hamiltonian program. Foreign affairs soon brought this unity to an end. Hamilton's program depended for success on continued trade with Great Britain. He supported Jay's Treaty (1794), and, opposed to the French Revolution , encouraged strong measures against France in the near-war of 1798measures bitterly opposed by the pro-French Thomas Jefferson . Two opposing parties formed: the Federalists , led by Hamilton and John Adams (then President), and the Democratic Republicans (see Democratic party ), led by Jefferson and James Madison. Hamilton was perhaps the most powerful of the Federalists, but he was not in complete command of the party (he had even resigned his cabinet post in 1795, largely for financial reasons). There was little personal liking between Hamilton and Adams, and friction between them grew in the course of the Adams administration. Both were swept under in the election of 1800....
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