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Federalist Party

For he became increasingly contemptuous of the Federalist party.
John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  political party that controlled the U.S. federal government until 1801; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government
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  • For he became increasingly contemptuous of the Federalist party.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Many in the Federalist party suspected Jefferson of outright treachery against his own country.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It was this episode, the Senator later commented, "which alienated me from that day and forever from the councils of the Federalist party."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But if the Federalist party learned to dislike the "stripling" even more intensely than they had disliked "his sire," it must 40 ’ John F. Kennedy be said that any Federalist love for John Quincy would have been wasted anyway.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • Even though New England Republicans refused to defend their President’s bill, the Federalist party, scoring heavily on the issue, returned triumphantly to power in both Houses of the Massachusetts legislature.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Since first reading—long before I entered the Senate—an account of John Quincy Adams and his struggle with the Federalist party, I have been interested in the problems of political courage in the face of constituent pressures, and the light shed on those problems by the lives of past statesmen.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • As the Federalist party split on foreign policy and Thomas Jefferson resigned from the Cabinet to organize his followers, the Senate became a forum for criti-cism of the executive branch, and the role of executive council was assumed instead by a Cabinet of men upon whom the President could depend to share his views and be responsible to him.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Or he wanted to bring down the Federalist party, so that in the aftermath of a Jefferson victory he could raise it up again as his own creation.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Clearly he stood well with the large majority of the Federalist party and a great many more besides who saw him as a staunch, old patriot carrying on in the tradition of Washington.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • When his colleague Pickering denounced him in an open letter to the Legislature which was distributed throughout Massachusetts in tens of thousands, he wrote a masterful reply—criticizing the Federalist party as sectional, outmoded and unpatriotic; insisting that the critical issues of war and peace could not be decided on the basis of "geographical position, party bias or professional occupation"; and exploding at Pickering’s servile statement that "Although Great Britain, with herů
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Federalist Party [7] , Continental Congress [5] , Lexington and Concord [6] , The Federalist Papers [6] , Minutemen [7] , Boston Tea Party [8] , Great Compromise [8]
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