A. Explain (suggested length of 23 paragraphs) the reasons for the rise of partisan politics in the Early Republic (i.e., major conflicts and concerns, development of the First Party System).
Some of the major concerns and conflicts for the rise in partisan politics are much like what we face in todays politics, actually not a lot has changed in the way we disagree over how the government should be run. After passing the Constitution Political leaders were still in disagreement on issues such as the relationship between the states economic policies and the balance between liberty and order. Hamilton believed much like England and wanted to be heavily involved in trades and wanted a strong government that would be governed by the Federalist party and they agreed. Hamiltons financial plan brought much controversy. One specific part of this was the whiskey rebellion in which he wanted to put an excise tax on whiskey for what was a small amount of western farmers who grew corn and the distillers who turned it into whiskey. He wanted to impose this tax on them instead of his own followers because they were more likely to support Jefferson. (Norton, 2015).
Jefferson on the other hand wanted a small scale government no international trade and a local government. A group who were called the Democratic Republicans were who agreed most with Jefferson government and how it should be run. They did not trust the concentrated power Hamilton wanted and believed that the people could govern themselves. He believed more like the French and saw the need for more free speech. In his government the states and local government would have more power to govern themselves. So to sum this up, the disagreements were that of what kind of country should we be? Because both Hamilton and the Federalists and Jefferson and the Democratic Republicans could not agree on much of anything and the fire was fueled to many people through newspapers that would take different sides and run with misleading information that led to many controversies about what the two sides were saying and doing so this helped lead the people to begin the formation partisan politics. (Norton, 2015).
B. Discuss the development of the Second Party System (suggested length of 23 paragraphs) by doing the following:
1. Compare the platforms of the Whig and Democratic parties.
The Whigs and the Democrats basically disagreed on everything and were different in many ways. The Whigs were what people were left from the Us National Republican and Anti Mason parties. They wanted commercial development and were suspicious of rapid westward expansion. They were activists for Corporate Charters, National Banks and currency. They were for social reform and public schools. The Democratic parties believed in westward expansion with the opportunity for you to own your own land. Unlike the Whigs, they opposed corporate charters, national banks and currency. They also believed in a government t...