Parties and Politics in the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (American History S.)
By: Morton Borden (author)Paperback
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In this engaging, succinct study of the accomplishments and difficulties of the young American republic, key historical questions are discussed with references to important scholarship. Among the topics covered are the development of political parties, the animosity between the Republicans and Federalists and the eventual disintegration of the latter group, the leadership abilities of the first presidents, and the foreign relations problems that led to the War of 1812.
One. The Contributions of Federalist and Republic, 1789-1801 1 Problems of a New Nation 1 Public Credit and Majority Rule 15 Limits of the American Political Tradition 30 The Development of Parties 43 Two. Republican Domination, 1801-1815 57 Jefferson in Power 57 Federalist Extremism and Republican Schism 74 Jefferson Keeps the Peace 86 The War of 1812 93 Selected Bibliography 107 Index 113
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