This PowerPoint presentation leads students through the formation of the first political parties in the United States. Beginning with a discussion of Washington's second term as president, the presentation then traces the development of political parties to the differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.
The presentation then leads students through a discussion of the presidential election of 1796 and how the election of Adams as president and Jefferson as vice-president only cemented the differences between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans.
Additionally, the presentation includes an examination of the XYZ Affair and leads students through the political cartoon, "Cinques-Tetes, or the Paris Monster"). Here, instructors might wish to have students view the wonderful animated video about the XYZ Affair that can be found on YouTube. The political cartoon can also be downloaded as a separate assignment from my store.
Finally, the presentation includes an examination of the Alien and Sedition Acts and the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions.
The presentation is saved in a 97-2003 format and uses a Calibri font. Adjustments can be made as necessary.
The First Political Parties (PPT)
by Brian Hook
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