Hamilton vs. Jefferson
The Democratic- Republicans
Made up of common farmers and laborers from the western interior and the south.
Believe that the common man should should have more say in the government
Believe in strong state government.
Strong Federal Government
Strict Construction of the Constitution: The Constitution should be read to strictly limit Federal power to what the document expressly says.
Don't look for ways to stretch government power!
Foreign Policy: Pro-France, Anti-Great Britain.