Federalist Party

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Federalist Party

A US political party founded in 1787 to advocate the establishment of a strong federal government and the adoption by the states of the Constitution. The party gained prominence in the 1790s under the leadership of Alexander Hamilton.

Federalist Party


Federal Party

(Historical Terms) the American political party founded in 1787 and led initially by Alexander Hamilton. It took an active part in the shaping of the US Constitution and thereafter favoured strong centralized government and business interests


(or Fed′eral) Par`ty,

1. a political group that favored the adoption by the states of the Constitution.
2. a political party in early U.S. history advocating a strong central government.
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Noun1.Federalist Party - a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"