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…” In that document he was talking about the head of the rival party.
Jefferson is unhappy with how Adams is running the country, so, he decides to run against him in the next election. 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.
Tammany Hall is one of the most controversial topics of political history and is the main discussion of the book Honest Graft: 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.” (Riordon) According to the book, becoming a politician is simpler than one would think.
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.
Also, Jefferson wrote the Declaration in only 17 days. 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.
The assassination of Alexander Hamilton was unjust because he was a key in player in ratifying the constitution and created the currency and the first national bank, but people believe that the creation of his political party created a great divide between Americans. Alexander
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. Geoff Adams offers a slightly distinctive focal point on Caligula’s life than that of Winterling.
In the “Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge”, Coolidge harps on the fundamental importance of hard work to one’s eventual success, far before it was ever fashionable to do so. He stresses that his career, in law and politics alike, had “little about it that was brilliant, or spectacular”, but was rather “the result of persistent and painstaking work”. Coolidge’s many successes can be attributed, paradoxically, to his acceptance of his limitations. He knew that the hand that he had been dealt in life was not one of a