The Democratic-Republicans  was created as a result of the growing Anti-Federalist sentiment as well as the weakening Federalist party. The Democratic-Republican party was ultimately created by Thomas Jefferson , the party’s leader, after he took office in 1800. Jefferson’s policies were similar to that of the Anti-Federalists, he opposed a strong national government and opposed close ties with England for many feared that a large national government could grow corrupt and in turn would not rule in the people’s interests. Other individuals helped promote their views including James Madison, as they sought to implement new policies and positions such as: Speaker of the House, Floor Leader, and finally the House and Ways Committee. These new positions, especially the House and Ways Committee, can act to deter Hamilton from implementing some of his new policies. Finally, in 1828, Jackson is elected to office while the Democratic-Republican Party is suffering from a major divide.