Political Party Origins

Before the Democrats and Republicans, America’s biggest political rivalry was between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. And in the BrainPOP movie on Political Party Origins, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how these parties evolved. You’ll meet Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, and discover the roles they played in the establishment of America’s two-party system. You’ll learn about the issues that divided the two groups; who their supporters were; and the vision each had for the future of their new country. You’ll even discover why these parties eventually broke up! So click here to get started!

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