Definition of Federalist Party in English:

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Federalist Party

An early political party in the US, joined by George Washington during his presidency (1789–97) and in power until 1801. The party’s emphasis on strong central government was extremely important in the early years after independence, but by the 1820s it had been superseded by the Democratic-Republican Party.

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Syllabification: Fed·er·al·ist Par·ty

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