“The Birth Of Political Parties”. Chapter 10 Section 3. The Birth of Political Parties. The framers of the Constitution had not expected the development of political parties. Political parties -organized groups of people with similar ideas about government
Chapter 10 Section 3
with similar ideas about government
rule by wealthy & educated people
Strong national gov’t
Limit states’ rights
Laws to help business
Powerful national bank
Rule by common people
Weak national gov’t
Protect states’ rights
Laws to help farmers
No national bank
Republicans harshly criticized the Federalists.
In response, Federalists in Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts.
Alien Acts - gave the President power to jail or deport aliens if they were troublesome and suspected to be spies
The Sedition Act - banned the writing or speech that stirred up hatred against Congress or the President.
Aliens-foreigners who are not yet citizens
Sedition-actions that may cause people to rebel against government