Essay #2 Taken DIRECTLY from the study guide!

Compare and contrast the views of the Federalists and the Republicans (from Washington’s first administration through the Jefferson administrations) on the proper interpretation of constitution, the role of the national government, the economy, and foreign policy. Explain their positions, providing specific examples of actions taken while their party controlled the presidency. Using the lectures, the essay on Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Bache, and the primary source documents by Hamilton and Jefferson (on the national bank as well as the Louisiana Purchase) to write a complete answer.

I. Introduction/ Context (Hint: How might the CONTEXT for Essay question#1 help you with your introduction for this question?)

II. Compare and contrast the views of the Federalists and the Republicans. In what ways were the two parties views similar?

III. In what ways were the two parties views DIFFERENT?

IV. When the Federalists controlled the presidency (during Washington and Adams' administrations) what were the Federalists' goals?

  • What did they argue was the proper interpretation of constitution?
  • What did they argue the role of the national government should be?
  • What should segment of the the economy should develop and why?
  • What was their approach to foreign policy? How did they deal with foreign nations?

Make sure and explain their positions, providing specific examples of actions taken while their party controlled the presidency.

V. When the Republicans controlled the presidency (during Jefferson's administrations) what were the Republicans' goals?

  • What did they argue was the proper interpretation of constitution?
  • What did they argue the role of the national government should be?
  • What should segment of the the economy should develop and why?
  • What was their approach to foreign policy? How did they deal with foreign nations?

Make sure and explain their positions, providing specific examples of actions taken while their party controlled the presidency.

VI. Conclusion: