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Bell Ringer: The Early Formation of Political Parties

Early Formation of Political Parties

Lara Brown of George Washington University explained the early formation of political parties that took place in the 1790s. She also discussed the elections of 1796 and 1800 and the creation of the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans.

Description

Lara Brown of George Washington University explained the early formation of political parties that took place in the 1790s. She also discussed the elections of 1796 and 1800 and the creation of the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is the function of political parties?
  • Why did parties form in the 1790s?
  • What issues were significant during this period?
  • What were the two parties during this period?
  • How were the elections of 1796 and 1800 similar and different?
  • What was the legacy of the election of 1800?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 12th Amendment
    • Coalition
    • Debt Assumption
    • Democratic- Republicans
    • Electoral College
    • Electors
    • Federalist
    • John Adams
    • Opposition Party
    • Political Parties
    • Thomas Jefferson

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsPolitical PartiesU.S. History