Im more for the Federalists than against, my views on many things are interestingly very similar.
One of my favorite parts of American history.
yeah im into hamilton except the rich controlling everything part. i like the educated controlling things part though, add jefferson's ideas of public education and "natural aristocracy" with everything else from hamilton and you've got a winner.
But the views of both Ideologies persisted through the civil war. The republicans (north) were basically federalists and the democrats (south) were basically in line with Jefferson. Kind of odd that the parties have almost completely flipped.
Yes, when the Republicans were cool
Up until and during the War of 1812, the Federalists (secretly) favoured rejoining the British Empire, and conducted missions to Canada quite frequently (at the time Canada was still part of Britain). A few even provided support to Canadian troops during the war.
Also, yeah, Thomas Jefferson was the shit. He pioneered everything from liberalism to archaeology.
i like northeastern secession
It's a stereotype that American kids get bad history classes when in reality kids just don't bother retaining anything. For like the first four or five years of school kids are taught the same history lessons (with basic geography coverage but anyone who's not an idiot can understand where countries are) over and over and thus by jr high or high school, kids find history boring and think they can learn nothing relevent to their interests. History classes are actually elective classes, not forced.