What Led to the Rise of Political Parties in the 1790's?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 15, 2020 5:06:32 PM ET
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The rise of political parties in the 1790's was largely the result of the formation of groups with opposing views about the structure of government. The first two groups were the Federalists, who supported a loose interpretation of the Constitution and a strong central government, and the Republicans, who supported the opposite. These two groups became the first "political parties."