^The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica (July 20, 1998). "Democratic-Republican Party". موسوعة بريتانيكا. اطلع عليه بتاريخ August 30, 2017. The Republicans contended that the Federalists harboured aristocratic attitudes and that their policies placed too much power in the central government and tended to benefit the affluent at the expense of the common man.