Thomas Jefferson, one of the greatest revolutionary thinkers that ever existed, believed in the power of rebellion. He reasoned that conflict between government and the people occurred naturally. Jefferson “ hold[s] it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing” because he believes it to be “as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” This deep quote relates to the theme of conflict since conflicts between governments and their people lead to rebellions. Furthermore, this quote indicates that conflict plays an important role in society even at the national level. While many people do not consider the positive side of conflict, a wise Jefferson realized its power to prevent oppressive rulers from rising.
Saving the country you love is something very little people can say. Alexander Hamilton is one of those people. Alexander Hamilton is known by many as A good person with money, but he is so much more. Alexander Hamilton changed the world by helping money while fighting in many different ways. He showed that underdogs can win if they just believe they can do it. He left a legacy as the Outsider.
James Madison was the 4th President of the United States. Some of you might remember him from his attributes during the war of 1812. President James Madison was well known for being the Father of the Bill of Rights. President Madison was a man that did not pose an intimidating appearance in the least, but a man who was very knowledgeable on any political issue, and could adjust to the changing trends and demands during his Presidency. Further, I would like to take a moment and expand on the men that fought in the war of 1812 and to the thousands of men that lost their lives fighting for a country they loved, their bravery and courage exemplifies a true hero. However, during the war of 1812, President Madison was faced with military issues
President George Washington knew that a lot of his accomplishments would be viewed as precedents. As being the first President, he set numerous precedents, a significant number of which are still being implemented today. He chose to be called Mr. President as opposed to the title of being called a King, he then created the Presidential Cabinet, established the term limit of two terms for Presidency and was first President to create foreign policy.
The ideological differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson led to rancorous disputes and the first political parties in America. Throughout the 1790s, the two fought bitterly over issues of constitutional interpretation, but during their presidencies both Jefferson and his friend and ally, James Madison, demonstrated the Federalist ideas of their rival. Although they held mostly Jeffersonian Republican tendencies, both Jefferson and Madison occasionally reflected the beliefs of their adversary, Alexander Hamilton.
During Andrew Jackson's presidency, he enacted an abundance of policies such as expanding voting rights, extending the country's borders, and the spoils system, which benefited the common man. The policy of expanded voting rights reflected Jackson's belief that the common white man should be more involved in the democratic process. The westward expansion brought new land, resources, and opportunities for the common man, but had an unfortunate outcome for the native Americans. President Jackson favored the spoils system, which was a system where he rewarded those who were loyal to him. Thus giving the position in government to the common man instead of the wealthy. Andrew Jackson was the image of the common man: he was a slave owner, fought in the revolutionary war, and participated in many battles, had a reasonable amount of education.
In the biography "His Excellency: George Washington" the author Joseph Ellis wrote a detailed look inside Washington 's life while trying to convey his thoughts. The problem Joseph Ellis had was not on how many personal journal entries he could find but what little personal mental thoughts George Washington had written about himself and what he was thinking during some of his most important historical decisions. "Although Washington is both the narrator and the central character in the story he says little about himself and nothing about what he thinks." (Ellis, p.4)
The era of Andrew Jackson which was nicknames the era of the “common man” certainly lived up to its name. As the seventh President of the United States, Jackson had a major effect on the life of the common man, in such a way that the life of the common man would never be the same again. Jackson’s aim, after the manner in which he was defeated in the Presidential Election of 1824, despite receiving more popular votes than John Quincy Adams who took on the office, was to reduce the power and the authority of the elite. When he came into power after the 1828 election Jackson began to carry out his proposals.
History is said to repeat itself and that has been unequivocally evident especially in the US presidency and how the presidents who ascend the throne run the country. To run United States effectively, George Washington, the first US president appointed 5 Cabinet Members in the course of the year 1789, who advised him on several matters unofficially until he sat with them in a cabinet meeting in 1793. These first gentlemen to serve alongside the president in those trying years were, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, Attorney General Edmund Randolph and Postmaster General Samuel Osgood (McDonald, 1974).
Throughout history, there have been a plethora of debatable individuals that have been studied profusely by historians. Each and every one has their own arguments for and against their beliefs, actions, and personal life. Possibly one of the most controversial figures of American history, Jefferson Davis had a tremendous impact on the United States of America and the short lived Confederate States of America before, during, and after the Civil War.
The topic I would be doing would be on/about Alexander Hamilton in regards to The Federalist Papers.
James Madison Jr was the fourth president of the United States. He was born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. Madison 's father, James Madison Sr, was a very successful planter with more than 3,000 acres and had dozen of slaves. His Mother, Eleanor Conway, did not do a whole lot she stayed at home and took care of her twelve children. James Madison was the oldest of the twelve. During Madison’s childhood the French and Indian War was going on so he never strayed too far from home because he was scared that the Indians would attack. Also when James Madison was younger he suffered from psychosomatic which is stressed induced seizures or epileptic episodes.
Alexander Hamilton began his life as a young boy living in the British West Indies. At the age of 11, Hamilton began working tirelessly to provide for his family. With time and experience, Hamilton started working with international commerce and slave trade. His boss, Hugh Knox, recognized his ambition and decided to send him to America. Hamilton attended King’s college, other known as Columbia University, and became more involved in politics. When the Revolutionary war came about, Hamilton defended the Patriots against the Loyalists: this was his first political article written. In this moment is when he gained respect from militant leaders like George Washington. Hamilton then became a part of the New York Provincial Artillery Company and fought in the war. Later, Washington appointed Hamilton as the first Secretary of Treasury. As Hamilton understands of law and politics grew, he decided to pursue a goal of his: establishing a more diverse government under the new Constitution. During the process of achieving the goal, he attended the Constitutional Convention. Here, Hamilton spoke out on behalf of his ideas and beliefs.
During the War of 1812, the British attacked the heart of our nation, Washington D.C. They were frustrated from the burning of their federal buildings in York, Canada, which is present day Toronto ,so they thought burning down the capitol was the best revenge. During the three days they were in the city, they set fire to most of it causing the majority of the small population to flee. When the citizens started to return, they found their homes and lives destroyed. The destructive actions from the British were brutal and set us up for a long road to recovering the nation’s capitol.
Charles Jefferson is a mysterious man who lives in the small town of Winston Shire, Maryland. He lived on a street name Platinum Drive. People in the town call it the village for rich people. Charles had dirty blond hair and bright blue intelligent eyes. His height was average for an adult male but he considered himself short. He worked at a factory where they make dog food. Charles hated it there. It was smelly everyday and he couldn’t work in conditions like that anymore. So he decided to find a better job that didn’t have an odor everyday.