Federalists: RATIFICATION

1780s

  • Federalists Papers, Hamilton; Madison; Jay
  • loose interpretation of governmental power
  • strong central government - Articles too weak
  • manufacturing and commerce
  • Order
  • fear of anarchy and foreign tyranny

Federalists: IMPLEMENTATION of CONSTITUTION 1790s-1810s

  • Hamilton's plan to involve the wealthy in govt.
  • establishing a National Bank
  • assumption of federal and state debt - speculators
  • tax on imports such as whiskey
  • Bank of the United States - 20 year charter
  • focus manufacturing and commerce
  • size of country is good because there will be a diverse array of ideals - no group can be tyrannical