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The early years of the United States were greatly influenced by groups
of people with differing views of how the country should be run. As
the United States fought to gain in size and strength, citizens struggled
to gain political power so that their opinions could be represented
and supported by the government. For this to happen, political
parties were formed.
Several factors influenced the formation of political parties:
The wealthy businessmen formed the Federalist
Party so that they could control the government. They wanted their
property protected and the economy regulated.
The Federalist Party (wealthy business people) put the burden
of the government's debt on the ordinary people.
The Federalist Party kept the ordinary people from voting and
being represented in elections.
The ordinary people formed their own Political Party so their
opinions and viewpoints could be represented.
The Unites States went to war so that they could grow as a country
by claiming ,trying to claim,
Canada, Florida and the lands inhabited
by the Native Americans.
The war resulted in the defeat of the Native Americans, the United
States gaining power, the end of the Federalist Party and the formation
of Democratic Party (a party of the ordinary people).
Native Americans were forcibly removed from their homelands and
relocated to reservations.