Political rivals could stop plans from moving forward because they disliked the writer of those plans. Alexander Hamilton wrote, “The only enemy that the republic had to fear is the effects of political parties. It will prevent the government from achieving its goals and create disorder…”(Document 2). Alexander Hamilton wrote this document to criticize his opponents, however in this he also criticizes political parties. Also in the same letter he states, “...harmful to the principles of good government and dangerous to the union, peace and happiness of this country…”
This is the point where things begin to heat up and rhetoric comes into play. Angry that Jefferson has decided to run against him, Adams uses the newspaper to start a smear campaign against Jefferson. He does this with help from ethos, the "persuasion through the audience 's perception of the speaker", (Austin 664) and pathos, the “appeals to emotion.” (Austin 177) Because Adams is president people respect him and what he says, they take him on his word. Adams uses his credibility as president to manipulate the public into thinking terrible things about Jefferson.
The World of George Washington Plunkitt by William L. Riordon. It is a collections of talks and writing of Plunkitt detailing about his life, politics, and general knowledge of the public. Many reformers saw the organization of Tammany Hall as a corrupt malignancy that plagued the American government. But Plunkitt argues that his work was always practical, legal and influential and helped shape the democratic system for the better. And as for his fortune, he simply states, “I seen my opportunities and I took em.”
He played an influential role as a successful leader in the great Revolutionary War, leading our willful soldiers off to battle. Without him, the battles that were fought and sacrifices that were made America would not be the country it is today. It is an incredible achievement that with all the obstacles that were thrown at him, both external and obstacle he still changed the course of history. Without Washington it is quite evident that he shaped the place we now call home. Many mistakes were made and many actions were questioned, but to say that George Washington was not one of the best president or even the best is definitely wrong.
2. Thomas Jefferson’s second most important achievement was being the President of the United States from 1801-1809. This was an important achievement because he was elected as the president for two terms, which proved the people of the United States believed in Jefferson. This also shows Jefferson was a very successful leader. 3.
The "Constitution Day" article makes a good argument of stating how the Constitution has changed and how we should have listen to George Washington 's warnings. Yet this article bored me due to the overuse of purple prose instead of just out right saying how much the Constitution has been warped. It 's a good argument and I can agree with the fact that the documents that shape the US have been used against the population but I could due with less round about talking and a direct claim.
For example, Machiavelli would see the Revolution more than likely repulsive. He did not believe in caring for the people and he took brutal actions to prove so. His experience in violent politics influenced his idea on how government should be, and he believed the correct form of government was absolute monarchy. The American Revolution showed a revolt against the leader, a government made for the people, and a shared rule of power between branches. All of these things would most likely make Machiavelli outraged and cause him to be extremely upset with the outcome of the American Revolution.
Adams argument is another critical aspect into understanding the legacy of Caligula. The fact that Caligula was basically raised to understand ‘power’ as being an absolute entity, was dangerous in Roman aristocratic society. Caligula was simply acting the way he believed one should rule, especially when everyone was seemingly out to get him. However, aristocrats saw his acts as threatening, they wished to discredit him as best they could, and end up killing him over basically having the wrong upbringing.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination was just because he attempted to end the Vietnam war , restructure the CIA. My counter argument is that it was unjust because after he was out of office, he stay focused on political issues. JFK’s assassination was just because he tried to end the Vietnam war. If this plan had been operated and successfully made it would have left the US in deep debt. Because of this the US would have withdrawn without victory.
If I had to choose a side, it would be Hamilton. I strongly believe he seen that America needed a government to rule over people, but the government also needed to work for the people. Although America has altered the government and the way it runs I feel he had the best sense of what the future of America looked like. Jefferson also did amazing thing for this country as well such as fighting for free public education, separation of church and state, the freedom of press, and to end all slavery. Jefferson did not help wright the Constitution directly, because he was out of the country.
Washington’s alarm and disapproval was so great that the events of Shay’s Rebellion convinced him to come out of retirement. Other elite figures saw Shay’s Rebellion in a similar light to Washington’s opinion. They saw it as a call for a stronger central government. Thomas Jefferson was one of the few elite figures who did not object to Shay’s Rebellion saying “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” Overall, Washington and other elite figures did not support Shay’s Rebellion.
Hamilton, in the way he shaped the government, is considered rather shady, for lack of a better word; he took any methods to get what needed to be done, done. This was what typically led to the Jeffersonians’ attacks on him: not only were his actions, at times, difficult to justify, but they made him an easy target for the preying Jeffersonians. If we are to judge the parties solely by their figureheads, then we must take into account Jefferson himself, rather than basing our opinions of the Federalists on Hamilton’s ruthlessness and then taking an angle that makes the Jeffersonians Hamilton’s complete opposites. For all of Hamilton’s low points, it must be remembered that Jefferson was not so noble himself: the ideological differences between Federalists and Jeffersonians brought out the worst in the Founders. The fear of the “Hamiltonian juggernaut,” running a successful development of the nation’s government, was what triggered Jefferson’s increasingly vengeful moves against him and the Federalists.
A boy that was born into a political family, as a young man he accompanied his father, John Adams, on many of his presidential trips. John Quincy Adams was successful in the political field at a young age. He was the president who had dreams and actions that seemed out of reach that became successful. “Though he was one of few Americans to be so prepared to serve as president of the United States, John Quincy Adams 's best years of service came before and after his time in the White House. Born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, John Quincy was the son of John Adams, a prodigy of the American Revolution who would become the second U.S. president just before his John Quincy 's 30th birthday, and his wife, future first lady