Alexander Hamilton Government Politician Successful, politician , and fierce are three things that describe Alexander Hamilton. Many people know that Alexander Hamilton was a well known name , but he was so much more. As a well known government politician, Alexander Hamilton showed the world that they needed to become stronger and have a better government for the world. Alexander Hamilton left behind a legacy of his own. His legacy was to become what you want to be and keep on going until you succeed.
One his theories, stated in his book called Leviathan said that people are not able rule themselves because of how selfish mankind is and they need to be ruled by an iron fist. His political theory was that was also stated in Leviathan was that we should respect government authority under all circumstances to avoid violence. Hobbes was scared of the outcome of the social contract which meant people could get rid of the government if they were unhappy with what they were getting. In order to make well with the social contract he states in Leviathan that people should be completely obedient to the government. His reasoning was that if there was no government, there would be chaos.
Patrick Henry was one of those famous powerful figures, patriots, who provided support for the antifederalists. Anti Federalists were in debt and they feared a strong central government who would make them pay-off their debts. They thought that it gave too much power to the national government at the expense of the state governments, and there was no bill of rights, thus, they opposed the ratification of the constitution. As shown on Document G, even in a political system, with checks and balances, a certain branch can be too powerful, which can lead to tyranny of the common people. This document was directed towards the Federalist by the antifederalist to explain a possible problem of the checks and balances system, after the drafting of the constitution and awaiting approval.
This ideology is counter to that of liberalism as it infringes on the natural rights of its citizens, and it is undemocratic as this society would not have the consent of the governed as a whole. Furthermore, counters the rule of law because the author believes the authority should never be challenged, and therefore the author suggests that the authority is exempt of these laws. A thinker such as Hobbes would agree with the author of this source as he believed that without a strong government it would lead to nation wide chaos, such as that that the author describes through the use of the phrase, “A society that allows authority to be challenged will never succeed.”. Additionally, Locke would disagree with all parts of this source, as he believed that individuals know for themselves what is best and therefore should have the freedom to make their own decisions. For the second sentence of this source Locke and Rousseau would both disagree as they believed that consent of the governed was vital to society, which directly contradicts the authors issues with the challenging
When he mentions this statement his intentions become more clear “I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it”. Thoreau suggests that he wants a better government system such as self-government system because he wants to control himself he does not want other people to control his
Conor McCool James McGregor History 1301 12/02/2017 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was he a hero or was he a villain? This question has been asked and discussed for many years now but how can a man who was a president of this country, who served his country in many different ways, who done great and excellent things for this nation and also author the Declaration of Independence be categorized as a villain? Thomas Jefferson was a very smart and intelligent man that started off by becoming a lawyer. Thomas Jefferson had an exceptional talent as he had the gift of writing, the way he wrote was fascinating. Thomas Jefferson was a man that made his reputation as a supporter of the American Independence.
Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution. He had many of the basic ideas in the Constitution. Madison argued for separate branches of government, a strong national government, and also for rights such as freedom of religion. Madison then rallied support for adoption for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. When James Madison and the 56 other delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in May 1787, they intended to amend the Articles of Confederation.
George Washington is remembered as one of the most famous and influential presidents. Some have described him as a god from his leadership to his appearance. He was very prominent and influential in some of the most significant parts in shaping and building of the United States. Many of things he did have made our country the way it is today such as creating the cabinet to the United states president and creating the first copyright law. His ideas and actions are the reason the United States is the way it is today from what he has done in the past.
In theory, people are meant to kept in check by a paramount authority for their best interest. In an excerpt from the Leviathan, Hobbes states, “...that during the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called Warre…” Government is a unifying power, an external force that placates human nature with a sense of security. Similarly, in Common Sense by Paine, “Here then is the origin and rise of government; namely, a mode rendered necessary by the inability of moral virtue to govern the world; here too is the design and end of government. Freedom and security.” Regarding the structure of government, specifically separation of powers, the Second Treatise Concerning Government, the concept of judicial, executive, and legislative branches is further explained, “First, There wants an establish’d, settled, known Law, received and allowed by common Consent to the Standard of Right and Wrong (...) Secondly, there wants a known and indifferent Judge (...) Thirdly, there often wants Power to back and support the
The papers that they would write detailed how the Constitution would provide “a remedy for the diseases most incident to Republican Government” and to “secure the public good and private rights” (Fed #10) arguing over concepts that they felt were key to providing this security. One of their main objections against the Articles of Confederation was that the “Separation of Powers” maintained in the Articles was not an effective way to protect the public against potential abuses. The Federalist argues that each department should have a will of its own and have as little as possible to do with the appointment of members of the other branches; that each department should have enough power to carry out its mission an them limit its power so that it cannot become to tyrannical. The Federalist, argues that payments attached to the offices of each branch should be as independent as possible and that a system of checks and balances were necessary to thwart encroachments by other