This is a bundle of 2 power point presentations on The New United States Government - The Federalist Era of 1789-1801 and The Financial Policies of Alexander Hamilton. The total number of slides is 38 and each one is editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.
Power point presentation #1 is titled, The New United States Government - The Federalist Era – 1789-1801 and contains 19 slides.
The U.S. Constitution was drafted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and ratified by the states in 1788, taking effect in 1789. The winning supporters of the ratification of the Constitution were known as Federalists, and the political party later adopted this name.
The new American government was dominated by the Federalist Party, which sought to centralize power in the federal government. The Federalist Era lasted roughly from 1789 to 1801, when the Federalist Party dominated and shaped American politics. The rival Democratic-Republicans, or Anti-Federalists, as they were called, opposed the Constitution in 1788, in part because it lacked a Bill of Rights and because they believed it provided for an overly powerful central government at the expense of state sovereignty and personal liberties.
The Federalists, spearheaded by Alexander Hamilton and his programs, believed that the American economy should be focused on trade and manufacturing, with the government playing an active role in its development. In contrast, the Democratic-Republicans, formed under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, favored a decentralized government and a greater emphasis on state sovereignty.
The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, the election of Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson in 1800, and the death of Alexander Hamilton in 1804 led to the decline and collapse of the Federalist Era.
Thomas Jefferson & James
Taxes, Tariffs, Debt & Growth
The Federalist Party Evolves
Opposition: The Democratic-Republicans
The Jay Treaty of 1794
Decline of the Federalist Party
The Alien & Sedition Acts of 1798
Election of Thomas Jefferson
An “Empire of Liberty”
Death of Hamilton
Power point presentation #2 is titled, The New United States Government - The Federalist Era – The Policies of Alexander Hamilton and contains 19 slides.
Born in the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton had worked on a St. Croix plantation as a teenager and was in charge of the accounts at a young age. He knew the Atlantic trade very well and used that knowledge in setting policy for the United States. A leader of the Federalist Party, he believed that a robust federal government would provide a solid financial foundation for the country.
After signing the Constitution, Hamilton took a highly active role in the successful campaign for the document’s ratification in NY. He recruited James Madison and John Jay to defend the proposed Constitution through a series of essays (known today as the Federalist Papers) and made the largest contribution to that effort by writing 51 of the 85 essays published. Hamilton’s essays and arguments were influential in NY state and elsewhere during the debates over ratification.
George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1789 and appointed Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton, an ardent nationalist believed that a strong federal government could solve many of the new country’s financial ills, continued to expand on his interpretations of the Constitution to defend a series of proposed economic policies. During those 5 years when Hamilton was Treasury Secretary, much of the structure of the government of the United States was developed, beginning with the function of the executive cabinet itself.
His constitutional interpretation of the “Necessary and Proper Clause” set precedents for broad federal authority that are still upheld in courts and are considered an authority on constitutional interpretation.
The Federalist Papers
First Secretary of the Treasury
United States Debt
In Defense of a National Bank
Justifying a National Bank
Opposition & Death
Office of Secretary of the Treasury
Solutions to the Economic Crises
Rescued U. S. from Bankruptcy
The “Hamilton Program”
The “American System”
End of Presentation
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