But he speedily found that all were accustomed to look to Hamilton as the virtual leader of the Federalist party.
The Federalist party, however, always maintained that Mr. Madison was dragooned into the war by a committee of Congress.
Judge Cooper was a prominent member of the Federalist party, and devoted much of his time to its cause.
The Federalist party had ruined itself, and it lost the presidential election of 1800.
But the propertied classes in the interior belonged chiefly to the Federalist party.
There were men in the Federalist party at this time capable of carrying even a bad cause if relieved from external pressure.
Harmless as it was, the Hartford Convention caused the death of the Federalist party.
His term of office proved a stormy one, which broke up and dissolved the Federalist party.
The Jeffersonians won, and the Federalist party disappeared.
In these years the Federalist party disappeared, and the Republican party split into factions.
The first American political party. The Federalist party developed during the presidency of George Washington and was led by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Federalists believed in a strong federal government and advocated economic policies that would strengthen the federal government, such as the creation of a national bank. The opposition to the Federalists was led by Thomas Jefferson.