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Hist 1100 - Survey of American History to 1865

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History 1100 Notes for Final October 9 2012 Competing Visions for the Future of the United States 1789 1797f Recap Ratification of the constitution and the bill of rights did not end rights of who should rule and benefit from the new American political order Supporters of the federal Constitution believed the new federal system would make it possible for society to organize The constitution met many things to many people Merchants shippers and well to do were a necessary under pinning for the working class For urban artisans and skilled craftsman the new powers could encourage the commerce and manufacturing for their crafts to flourish Southern planters the constitution wasn t good because of slavery Most ordinary citizens believed the constitution was somewhat conservative I Ratification of the New Constitution and Boll of Rights Key Issues Unsettled o Article 1 the people s part of the government and the house of congress and the house of representatives II Political Party Formation Conflicting Views of Republicanism and Economic Progress o George Washington was nominated and elected president March 1789 April1797 Washington was president and Americans opposed the parties During the early years him and his circle of supporters hoped the ratification of the constitution would translate into national unity and there would be no political parties However most people realized that the new US would not be free of political parties Division within Washington s own cabinet provided quick and an easy way to grasp the fundamental differences between the years that made the 2 party system o Hamilton s Vision and the Federalist Party Nationalist who favored a stronger central government and thus had supported the new constitution Federalist partied leaders argued for republican party government but Ruled by the best men meaning those with superior wealth education and experience o Hamilton s Vision and the Federalist Party continued A vigorous international trade in



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