Federalist PartyFederalist Party
a political party in the U.S. (1789-1816), led by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, which advocated the adoption of the Constitution and the establishment of a strong, centralized government
A US political party founded in 1787 to advocate the establishment of a strong federal government and the adoption by the states of the Constitution. The party gained prominence in the 1790s under the leadership of Alexander Hamilton.
- American political party founded by Alexander Hamilton. It formally existed from 1792 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1820s.