Federalists: RATIFICATION

1780s:

  • implied powers given to a strong central government
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • focus on manufacturing and commerce
  • checks and balances in government
  • ORDER
  • large size of country - diverse positions on interests

Federalists: Interpretation

  • 1790s-1810s
  • involve the wealthy in government
  • assume state debt and federal debt
  • taxation on whiskey
  • build credit - through National Bank
  • manufacturing
  • loose interpretation