Essay On The Compromise Of 1790

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“It was observed, that as the pill would be a bitter one to the Southern States, something should be done to soothe them,” said Thomas Jefferson in a letter to George Washington when referring to the Compromise of 1790. The pill he referred to was assumption, and the just measure was moving the capital to the Potomac River in between Virginia and Maryland. The Compromise of 1790 had political conflict in the issues of assumption and residence. It had compromise in the deal between Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, leading to the passing of both the Assumption Bill and the Residence Act. The Compromise of 1790 was a vital compromise between Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson that resolved serious voting conflicts in Congress, thus stabilizing early political government. National debt from the revolution was one of the biggest sources of political conflict at the start of Washington’s presidency. When he became the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton inherited a bankrupt nation (Scanlan;…show more content…
When Jefferson said, “It was observed, that as the pill would be a bitter one to the Southern States, something should be done to soothe them,” the meeting in which the quote was about, was very important and made it so that a compromise was found about two things that threatened to destroy the Union. The conflict in the Compromise of 1790 were the issues of assumption and residence and how people reacted to them. The compromise in the Compromise of 1790 was the dinner deal between Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, leading to the passing of both the Assumption Bill and the Residence Act and holding our nation together. If our great leaders hadn’t managed to compromise with each other, then the people of the U.S. probably would not live in the same nation in which they currently
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