The Federalist period sees the beginning (and essentially the end) of the first party system.
- What are the views that each of the two parties in this period had about the power of the federal government?
- How did the Federalist party go from strong to weak, and how did the Jeffersonian Republican party go from weak to strong?
- What in society do you think accounts for the ultimate success of the Jeffersonian Republicans?
- Provide examples where necessary to support your statements.