The Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, believed in the importance of a strong central government to lead the country forward, while the Democratic Republicans, led by Thomas Jefferson, believed in increasing the average man’s role in government (study.com, 2003-2016). Although both political parties had the nation’s best interest in mind, the Federalist Party
Furthermore, the statesman is more focused on the long-term impacts that their decisions will make on the institution rather than the immediate satisfaction of the public because the well-being and longevity of the institution is prioritized over what the public desires. This form of leadership requires a different view of the elected executive in the sense that, unlike the popular leader, the statesman is not a tool to execute the desires of the public, rather they are elected with the assumption from the voters that they are to make decisions using their discretion for the betterment of the state regardless of what the voters want. This can be an effective style of governing because often the public’s desires do not align with what is best for the country because a great majority do not possess the experience or knowledge that is required to successfully govern an entire country. The strong executive Publius calls for in Federalist 70 cannot be influenced by public opinion too heavily because that would inhibit their ability to exercise the required executive energy. A truly strong and energetic leader is one who can overlook the desires of the public to do what is right for the country
Hamilton on the other hand, believed that the common people, or farmers, were foolish. He believed that the rich and educated should be the ones that rule. Because of these thoughts he wanted to raise voting qualifications to make sure that only the well-to-do could make the decisions. To Jefferson agriculture should be the backbone of the nation and trade and manufacturing did not deserve government aid. Like every other idea of Jefferson's, Hamiltons were the opposite.
Americans in general view America as an ideal democracy in which every citizen has a voice and the views of the public have the power to shape the country. It is somewhat ironic, then, that the Constitutional Convention as a whole was mistrustful of democracy. Perhaps the most prominent holder of this opinion was James Madison, who was very vocal about the oppressive results of majority rule. Madison was of the opinion that the best way to ensure liberty was not leave it in the hands of the general public, but rather to split the federal government and allow each of the resulting branches curtail the power of the others. As Madison said in Federalist No.
Jefferson thought that the constitution did not give the national government the power to establish the bank though, they wanted to fix the world 's national debt to make a safe place for fund, tax, and collections to be kept. The Federalists liked the way money was made in Great Britain, so they would start that in some states. The Federalist are the most qualified for presidency because they stay neutral in foreign affairs, have a strong government, and can fix the world 's national
In the modern day and age, government has become increasingly important because of the availability of resources and the speed at which information can travel. The principles and ideals which the U.S. government is founded on, and even the ideas that the Founding Fathers expressed in their creation of our government, originate from the philosophies of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Without their brilliant thinking, America would not be as it is today – the pinnacle of democracy and freedom. Hobbes was the first of the three thinkers to extend his ideas off of Machiavelli's Leviathan. He had the coarsest view of humanity among the three, most likely due to the fact that he developed his ideas in the midst of chaotic times of the English Civil War; he believed that humanity in a
To begin with, Paine saw the need for a new and stable kind of government that promotes, represents, and unites American people. According to Paine it is mainly because of the people 's constitution that the British government is considered to be less oppressive compared to other European governments. Therefore, it is very important to recognize and consider the difference between society and government, especially monarchial, and their impacts on their communities. Paine argues that society affects people positively by uniting them and promoting their wellbeing. On the other hand, government by a king is rooted in an evil origin, and history has shown that it 's hereditary succession leads to foolish, wicked, and improper leaders, who
The main difference between the Federalists and Anti-federalists was their view on the formation of a stronger U.S. Federal Government. This led the Federalists to support ratification of the Constitution and the Anti-federalists to oppose it. The Federalists thought the central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation were weak and wanted a strong central government that would rule the U.S. citizens directly and not through the state government. On the contrary, the Anti-federalists felt that a strong federal government would take a way from individual rights.
The more equal a society, the more noticeable inequalities become. Restlessness is dangerous to democracy because it makes working towards a goal without instant gratification difficult. After observing the American democracy, Tocqueville is able to create ways to combat the issues he witnessed and design a stronger democracy. Associations reduce the effects of individualism. By forming associations with others, citizens are able to gain power to combat big government.
The system had began around the late 1770 's. The system is important because it helps separate all the different ideas in politics and makes it easier to choose which idea would be better. The creators of the two-party system, The Federalists and Republicans (Anti-Federalists), were men who looked upon parties as those who had supported the policies of George Washington Administration became known as Federalists because they supported a strong national government as a counterweight to the States. The President 's two principal advisors, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, were the founders of this system. The whole thing was started by a petty argument between Hamilton and Jefferson but became the foundation of the earlier political