This mini-unit examines the origins of political parties in late 18th-century America.
A 30-slide power point explains Americans' initial suspicion of parties, the competing Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian visions for the new republic, the battle over Hamilton's Plan, and the development of the concept of "loyal opposition" in American political life.
The power point contains two essay questions. The unit also includes a graphic organizer for plotting the essential information about the Federalists and Republicans (with a teacher key), two assessments (one of hypothetical statements by Federalists and Republicans and one with quotes from Hamilton and Jefferson), and a close reading guide for annotating the Hamilton and Jefferson quotes.
THIS IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THE FIRST PARTY SYSTEM.