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Sain Column: The rise of political parties in the USA

Thomas Jefferson (left) and Alexander Hamilton were the leaders of the first two political parties in the United States. The main disagreement between the parties at that time was a powerful central government (favored by Hamilton and his Federalists) or protecting state's rights (favored by Jefferson and his Democratic-Republicans). (Stock)

Thomas Jefferson (left) and Alexander Hamilton were the leaders of the first two political parties in the United States. The main disagreement between the parties at that time was a powerful central government (favored by Hamilton and his Federalists) or protecting state's rights (favored by Jefferson and his Democratic-Republicans). (Stock)