Birth of Political Parties
AKA: Do you want to Party?
Purpose: To simulate the formation of early American political
parties in order to evaluate Washington’s assessment that
political faction was detrimental to democracy.
You have each been assigned
a role. Assume that role and
find like-minded individuals in
the classroom- these will be
* If you are a banker find other
Introduce yourself to the other
members of your social circle.
Discuss what you have in common.
Discuss how you and your friends
feel about the new federal
government, the economy, slavery,
(Record your ideas on the poster.)
Working in your group, complete the
Comparing Hamilton and Jefferson
Decide which political party best fits
the needs of your community.
•Strong Federal Government
•Commerce and Manufacturing
•Broad federal powers
•Strong state governments
•Farming based economy
•Narrow Federal Powers