The Federalist Party is a political party which was famous and well-known around the 18th and 19th centuries, and lasted into the 1820's. It was founded by Secretary Alexander Hamilton and the Adams administration. Federalism focused on strong centralized government and was the plan offered by Hamilton and the Compromise of 1790. Many people did not support the party because of the government plan; it gave little to no power to the people and did not empower them to make decisions. After Hamilton destroyed the Adams Administration, who powered the Federalists through his words, the Federalist Party essentially collapsed.