Thomas Jefferson’s and Alexander Hamilton’s viewpoints during the 1790’s and the 1800’s were very different but sort of similar. Jefferson wanted the government to be run by the people of the U.S. while Hamilton wanted the wealthy class to run it, Jefferson wanted strong state government, Hamilton wanted strong federal government. But one thing that stood out to the people was Hamilton wanted a loose/lenient interpretation of the constitution as Jefferson wanted a strict one. During the 1700’s-1800’s, despite the fact Philadelphia was the nation’s temporary capital, U.S. Congress met difficulties and fears that tested the strength of the Constitution and the republic it built. The nation had a few domestic issues of finance, taxation, and slavery that separated the delegates into unpleasant political groups which caused international relations disagreements and second thoughts.
Thomas Jefferson was a Democratic-Republican. He strongly believed in a weak central government where the power was given to the states in order to preserve their rights and prevent a dictatorship. The best government in his opinion was the one that had the least input on people's decisions. Jefferson also had no intentions of expanding eastward. Rather, he believed that strengthening and expanding their borders at home should be the highest priority.
Under the guidance of Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, Federalists became a popular political party at the end of George Washington’s term. As a proud Federalists in the United States under Washington, a numerous amount of hypocrisy has consumed the population on, “What were Federalists’ views?” A Federalist strongly believed in the power of the national/central government because it would have yielded stability to the country. Instead of a democracy or popular sovereignty, an “aristocratic leader,” would have best led the nation (History in the Making- Chapter 10). Therefore, the Constitution was strongly supported by us. With this “manual” written by highly educated, upper-class men, the Constitution was a governing document that
Adams is an elitist, who wants to run the country and give more power to his similar (The rich). Not only this but, he implemented those tariff laws which favored the Northern Industrialists. Do we need a President who is prejudiced and corrupt from the very first? I don’t. Andrew Jackson, a man has superior skills in decision making toward growth and equality, is the one who has my vote.
Although the Progressive movement was highly influenced American politics, it was only effective during the terms of certain presidents and over certain people. Presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt were all presidents that used the Progressive movement to influence American politics. They all believed that moral reform, an expansion of democracy, and regulation of the economy was the goal for America. Throughout all of their terms, each president changed and added to American society and politics based off of the Progressive view. Theodore Roosevelt was the first Progressive president who made huge adjustments to the American political system while in office.
The wealthy people are dominating the poverty people as well as tried to control the government too.(Doc. E) The government tends to support the richer people instead of the paying attention to the people who really needed help with finances and others. In Roosevelt speech, he says, “ I believed in providing for direct nomination by the people… so actual experience has convinced us that senator should be elected by direct votes of the people instead of indirectly through various legislature” ( Doc. C). Since most of the government was influenced by the wealthy people, Roosevelt believes that all people should have the right vote for the Senator so that they could have a voice instead of the government only listening to the wealthiest people.
This occurred because there was a questioning about if the federal government investing in a private company. The amount of shares in the company that the government was planning to buy was enough to have too much direct control on the company and it would be almost basically owned by the federal government because they would become the largest shareholder of the company. One of Andrew Jackson’s major personality key points was that he was very stubborn and he always needed to get his way, and he thought his way was the best way. One of his well known nicknames is “King Mob”. Him being called “King Mob” implies that he is like a mobster in how they always get their
Abhraham Lincoln is the president whom impacted America the most and was the strongest. The first president of our country was George Washington, and although he was an impeccable leader, not the best when set side to Abraham Lincoln. Few individuals might say Washington was the best because he had originated the Citizen President. "He showed his tremendous leadership skills on the field of battle," (Weston 4), and also served in the French and Indian war, however he still does not compare to Lincoln. One of the major problems in America during the time Abraham Lincoln was president, was the civil war.
5. Hamilton believed that wealthy Americans would provide political support to the government and his plan in general would help pay off the debt to merchants who they owed most of their debt to. However, the debt would have to be paid by through taxes by the American people. Hamilton thought money and wealthy Americans would solve all of their problems concerning debt, and that in result would secure the government. Unfortunately, most Americans were not the wealthy
The Enlightenment is a period of time during the 17th and 18th century that brought forth many new, revolutionary ideas regarding social, political, and economic issues. Such ideas aided the founding fathers in their creation of a new government that would soon be the United States of America. Two of these founders, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, differed in their political reasoning. For example, while Jefferson believes that the people “can be trusted with their own government,” Hamilton argues that the people “seldom judge or determine right.” Hamilton favored a type of government that would put a select few (the rich) in charge of the people, while Jefferson favored a government that would put the people in total control. The
The government we had before the Constitution was called the Articles Of Confederation. The Articles had many weaknesses so we as americans had to create a stronger government to run our country on. I think the Constitution was a good idea for America because it fixed many of our country’s problems which were from the Articles of Confederation. The constitution gave us a national currency, gave us the bill of rights amendments, and made it so the powers were split equally between three branches. The ratification was good
F). Establishment of the Embargo act denied France and GBR any access to American ports to make the powerful nations realize lost opportunities and the power of US neutrality. Unless the US found a reliable trade partner besides France and GBR, the Embargo act of 1807 strongly challenged Jefferson’s economic and political view a Nation awaiting bankruptcy. Stating, “The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith; encouragement of agriculture, and of commerce as its handmaid” (Jefferson Doc. A); the president fully expressed progression for the reliance on agriculture and fully alleviate the debt.
The Navigation Acts were acts that forced English colonies to send all produced goods strait, and only, to England, and prohibited any smuggling. The English colonies were technically not allowed to produce their own goods or buy from anywhere other than Britain, only buy them from England at a higher price so that their industry and economy would be built up again from debt and unemployment due to the ending of the war. This poor treatment due to England coming over to fight for us set the foundation for what would one day lead us to become independent. Of course many colonists weren’t going to heed to everything that England commanded, white men and even women were standing up for their rights. For example the Daughters of Liberty were a group of ladies dedicated to boycotting British goods and producing