Federalist Party of America
|Federalist and Conservative Unionist Party of America|
|Senate Majority Leader||David Thayer|
|House Minority Leader||Stan Scalise|
|Founded||February 19, 1869|
|Headquarters||310 Main Street, Washington D.C.|
|Student wing||Student Federalists of America|
|Youth wing||Young Federalists of America|
• Social conservatism
• Economic liberalism
• Soft Ameroskepticism
• Economic nationalism
• Right-wing populism
• American unionism
|International affiliation||International Democrat Union|
|American Affiliation||American Conservative Coalition|
|House of Representatives|
The Federalist Party of America, officially known as the Federalist and Conservative Unionist Party of America and more commonly known as the Federalist Party or simply the Federalists, is a center-right national political party in the Union of American States and is one of the three major parties in the American Union alongside the United Democratic Alliance and the Libertarian Party. It is also the oldest political party in the American Union having been founded in February 1869 following the end of the War of Contingency and is the spiritual successor to the original Federalist Party. Throughout the early years of the American Union, the Federalist Party was the dominant political party and from 1898 until 1920, it had ruled the American Union in a one-party state as part of the Federalist Regime before it was overthrown in the Continental Revolution of 1920 in which it fled to Brazoria and set up a government in-exile following the far-left uprising in the country. The party had opposed the Landonist regime and had played a role in the American Democratic Revolution in 2000 where the Continentalist government was overthrown and replaced by a new multi-party liberal democratic government.
Throughout the 2000s, the Federalist Party had made up the opposition within the Congress of the Union before acquiring a majority in Congress in both the 2016 House election and 2016 Senate elections and also won the 2016 presidential election with their candidate Donald Trump, though since 2018, it has lost its legislative majority in both houses and is now in a coalition government with the Libertarians and Constitutional Alliance to maintain a coalition government. The Federalist Party's main base is located in many suburban areas, rural communities and small towns and the party has widespread support amongst White votes, Baby boomers and Gen-X'rs, and conservative Christians, especially Evangelical Protestants.
Since the end of the Landonist era, the Federalist Party has been committed towards further delandonization and supports a de-centralized federal government. On economic issues, the Federalist Party are economically liberal and oppose most economic regulations, support free trade, are opposed to increasing the minimum wage, and believe tha the free market is the best solution when it comes to issues such as healthcare and support private enterprise in most sectors of the economy. On social issues, the Federalists are socially conservative opposing un-regulated abortion, are against marijuana and drug liberalization, support gun ownership and are opposed to most gun control measures, and want to promote private and charter schools. On foreign polict, the Federalist Party is mixed with many members supporting involvement in international and regional politics and supporting intervention in conflicts, though many members and factions oppose it. The party is mixed on the Conference of American States, but in general support reforming the organization and want to hold a referendum on the American Union's membership in the CAS.
As of 2020, the Federalist Party holds 30 seats out of 100 in the Senate, 121 seats out of 435 in the House of Representatives, nine governorships and control over ten state legislatures. Within the American Parliament, the Federalist Party is affiliated with the American Conservative Coalition, a coalition of center-right Soft Ameroskeptic and reformist political parties, and is the largest member party surpassing the Royalist and Federalist Party of the Kingdom of Sierra. The Federalists currently have 33 out of 85 members of the American Union's delegation to the American Parliament.
- 1 History
- 2 Organization
- 3 Electoral history
- 4 See also
Foundation and early years
The modern Federalist Party was founded on February 19, 1869, following the end of the War of Contingency which saw the Union be delt a major defeat and reduced to a rump state following the war's end with the loss of its territories in New England, Northern Midwest, and Pacific Northwest all falling to the Northeast Union, Superior and Astoria respectively. The Federalist Party was formed from the National Security Administration, the provisional government that governed the Union before and during the Contingency War. The first leader of the new Federalist Party was Andrew Johnson who was later elected interim president for much of the Reconstruction Era. For much of Reconstruction, the Federalist Party was the sole governing body of the nation, but this would change with the Political Democratization Act of 1870 which allowed for new political parties to be formed and be allowed to contest in elections.