In regards the role of the early presidents in the growth of the nation, their actions had a positive outcome on the growth of the United States and its people. In regards the role of the early Presidents in the growth of the nation, their actions have a positive outcome on the growth of the United States and its people. For instance, the decision President Thomas Jefferson made about purchasing the Louisiana territory had a tremendous effect on the growth of the United States and its people. This can be seen in Document 1 by Joseph Harris, How the Louisiana Purchase Changed in the World 2003, which states "With the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, this is one of the three things that created the modern United States," says …show more content…
This document is a map from an atlas which shows the various ways the U.S expanded. This events include the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 accomplished by Thomas Jefferson, the Texas annexation, 1845, the Oregon Country, 1846 and the Mexican cession,1848 all accomplished by James K.Polk. The claim that the actions of the early presidents had a positive outcome on the U.S and its people can be supported by the action of one of the most influential presidents in U.S history, Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union during the American Civil War. His leadership during the war was one of no compromise but at the same time understanding that he would eventually have to unite the states once the North won the war. His actions eventually led to the abolition of slavery across the United States.Thsi shows how the actions of early presidents have a positive outcome in the growth of the U.S and its people because today the abolition of slavery has a major impact in the lives of the U.S and its citizens. There is equality and diversity. This can be seen when you look at our 44th president Barack Obama( currently in office in his last term). Therefore, the actions of the early presidents have a positive outcome on the growth of the U.S and its
President Jefferson did however make an outstanding purchase of the Louisiana Territory which, in turn doubled the size of the United States. Besides the gallant purchase of the Louisiana Territory, it seems as if President Jefferson has been on a bit of a downward heading recently. The extremely
Section 1- Political Developments A) The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 doubled the territory of the United States. The land was acquired from France in a deal between Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon. This new territory increased the feeling of independence by letting settlers and yeoman farmers expand into the west.
One of the most surprising election would be the election of 1860. In this election, Lincoln again confronted Douglas, who represented the Northern group of a strongly separated Democratic Party in addition to Breckinridge and Bell. The declaration of Lincoln 's triumph flagged the severance of the Southern states, which since the start of the year had been openly undermining withdrawal if the Republicans picked up the White House. When Lincoln was instated on March 4, 1861, seven states had withdrawn, and the Confederate States of America had been formally settled, with Jefferson Davis as its chose president. After one month, the American Civil War started when Confederate powers under General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort
Through these actions, Theodore Roosevelt had proved how strong of a power the United States was. He had liberated a country and had created peace between two other world powers. The US had become a very strong force within Latin America as well as with Europeans who dared to intervene in the Western Hemisphere. In conclusion, through
1 Matthew Watson Watson Steve Lazar U.S History 1/10/22 Capstone: Who deserves credit for ending slavery? Slavery is when someone is forbidden to quit one's service for an enslaver and is treated by the enslaver as property. This is how African Americans were treated for over 150+ years. In 1863 the 16th president Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, announcing, "that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas henceforward shall be free. " Some may argue that technically Mr. Lincoln ended slavery and some may say the slaves freed themselves in reality if it wasn’t for the abolitionists I believe the slaves wouldn’t have been freed sooner and
Fourthly, James K. Polk worked under a lot of pressure of being a president. olk set four clearly defined goals for his administration: reestablish the Independent Treasury System, reduce tariffs, acquire some or all of Oregon Country, acquire California and New Mexico from Mexico. According to his policy, we can mention to his domestic aims( slavery, rivers and harbor velo, fiscal policy and the department of the interior) represented continuity with past Democratic policies, successful completion of Polk 's foreign policy goals would represent the first major American territorial gains since the Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819( strongly supported expansion, and relations with Mexico and Great Britain, the country 's southern and northern neighbors respectively, dominated Polk 's
As citizens we tend to elect our leaders, especially the president, based on promises, reputation, and life decisions. When voting for the next president of the Unites States we are simply voting for the person whose character we like best. Their promises and platforms reveal what they believe in and their statements and arguments reveal what they truly stand for. For the citizens of the Unites States character is a extremely important factor in determining who they vote for because character reveals the personality and beliefs of the president. However we must acknowledge that Presidents are also human and they make personal decision due to what they see best for them and not the rest of the country.
Polk and corresponding political course of his administration. But the author does not assert that it was solely Polk’s desires. Rather Polk is portrayed as an initiative follower of Thomas Jefferson’s and Andrew Jackson’s ideas about American expansion. The belief in potency of a new undeveloped land became the characteristic of that time. “By 1840s, territorial expansion was viewed by many to be a measure of that [America’s] greatness”.
Sometimes, politically powerful men do unexpected things. Lyndon Baines Johnson was a perfect example of this. He was a true Texan, born on a farm near Stonewall, Texas. He got a went to college and became a teacher who put everything into his work. Not too long after, he won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives where he stayed for eleven years.
The United States government played a major part in Westward expansion. From building railroads to relocating Native Americans to reservations, the U.S. realized how big the West was both financially and politically. They found many ways to encourage citizens to settle in the west. They sold cheap land, borrowed money to support the railroads, cleared up hundreds of acres of good, fertile land (by taking it from the Native Americans). In this essay, we will be discussing the roles of the U.S. government in Westward expansion.
It has come to my attention that there are a few disagreements over the issues concerning the event of the Louisiana Purchase. Whether the purchase was legal or not is one of them. The terms of the U.S. Constitution do not exactly define if the purchase was legal or not. In my opinion, the Louisiana Purchase, under the terms of the Constitution, is in fact illegal, due to various reasons. Doubling the size of our country, said purchase was definitely beneficial, but it was not legal.
In the early history of United States government, the Federalist ideals were formed to give strength to the weak Federal government. President Jefferson the third president had different idea he wanted to limit the federal government powers. He also established the Jeffersonian Democracy which Schultz (2016) states it as presenting Jefferson ideal view of popular opinion through newspaper editorialist who centered the yeoman farmers at their political ideology which was the infrastructure of the Democratic-Republican views. President Jefferson as well wanted to develop a court system. Federalist at this time had the power and President Jefferson developed a Judicial Review this gave the court the power to declare an act of congress unconstitutional
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. Jefferson was one of the most important president during that time period. Jefferson’s home state was Virginia and was a Democratic Republican. He had many accomplishments and was also the author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson went through some hard and cruel times during his presidency.
Another positive outcome for freedom was the American Revolution. The revolution had extraordinary effects on slavery. By serving on both sides of the War, thousands of slaves won their freedom. Because of the Revolution, thousands also freed themselves by running away. Five thousand slaves in Georgia escaped, which was a third of the slavery population before the war.