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Subject: Federalists/George Washington
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: judi2122-ga
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Posted: 17 Jan 2005 21:06 PST
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Question ID: 459040
Did the Federalists of 1789-1797 tend to be more Republican or
Demoractic?  I am wanting to know if George Washington was more
Republican or Democratic in his beliefs?

Request for Question Clarification by joey-ga on 17 Jan 2005 23:41 PST
Do you mean Republican and Democractic by today's standards?  Meaning,
if the federalists existed today, which party would they likely be
members of?

Clarification of Question by judi2122-ga on 18 Jan 2005 02:35 PST
To joey-ga on 17 Jan 2005 23:41 PST - Yes, that is exactly what I
meant - Republican or Democratic by today's standards.  Yes, please
first confirm that George Washington was in fact a federalist.  And
yes, if the federalists existed today, which party would they likely
be members of?  Thank you so very much in advance for your
understanding of this question.
Subject: Re: Federalists/George Washington
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 18 Jan 2005 08:20 PST
Hello Judi2122~

George Washington was, indeed, a Federalist. But there were two types
of Federalists, one more conservative than the other.

The first type wanted a stronger Federal Government; they never
established their own political party, they were a kind of offshoot
from the main Federalist party.

However, Washington was the second type of Federalist, who believed in
supporting industry, making tariffs small, offering incentives to
encourage domestic business and economic growth, and the creation of a
strong military, among other things. (?United States Federalist
Party:? )

Certainly, some issues have changed over the years, but essentially
the Federalists were conservative by modern standards, and therefore
closer to the modern Republcan party than the modern Democrat party.

Kind regards,

"Federalist party"
Federalist ?George Washington?
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