Federalistbelieve in a STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, And WEAK STATE GOVERNMENTS. Anti-FederalistBelieve in a WEAK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT And STRONG STATE GOVERNMENT (…loved the Articles of Confederation…) Elastic Clause“Necessary and Proper Clause” …Congress shall make all laws that are “necessary and proper”, to meet the needs of the changing times. Loose InterpretationAdd or AMEND(change) the interpretation/meaning of Constitution. Strict InterpretationLiteral Interpretation, or Word for Word Interpretation. Question Hamilton Jefferson What was his attitude toward national government? ~Strong Central Government ~Weak State Governments ~Weak Central Government ~Strong State Governments What was his vision of the ideal economy? ~Industry based Economy ~Agriculture based Economy Which social class did he favor? Wealthy, upper class, Educated Farmers, working class Which country was his ideal in foreign affairs? Britain France ISSUES FEDERALISTS DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICANS For Against For Against For Against For Against For Against Against For Protective Tariffs National Banks “Assumption” of State Debts Whiskey Excise Alien and Sedition Acts French Revolution How do the positions of the political parties On the issues reflect the social and economic groups represented? Which political party appeared to have the largest amount of support? Explain your answer… How does your answer to question #2help you to understand why the Federalist Party eventually died out?