Because of the tie, the House of Representatives would have to vote to decide who would win the presidency. Hamilton used his influence to persuade enough representatives to vote for Jefferson to make him the president. Burr was furious and never full forgave Hamilton for what he did. Hamilton and Jefferson didn’t get along very well, so it was surprised some that he chose to support him and not Burr, who he had worked alongside on various occasions. Another reason for Burr’s actions would be when he ran for governor of New York.
The Constitutional Convention was a gathering between delegates from different states to edit the Articles of Confederation in the year of 1787. Among many of those that attended the Constitution Conventional, George Wythe, delegate of Philadelphia, was one of the ones to show interest of modifying the Articles of Confederation. The reasoning for Wythe for not playing such a major role in the history making event because, he left the proceedings early to go home. At the time Wythe was married and his wife was sick at the time of the Convention. Wythe felt that he wife was more important and he would rather attend to her.
During the summer of 1786, all over Massachusetts, Shays held conventions and there lists were made to determine certain demands that were to be delivered to state governors’ leaders in Boston. One of the founding fathers, Samuel Adams, became senate president and one of the first things he did was ban all conventions. After elected he spoke to the public and said “Conventions are not only useless, but dangerous. They served an excellent purpose when they were set up, but no more!” As time went on, Shays started to march along with his followers to bring down the arsenal. Samuel Adams feared a Civil War was going to occur and wanted to prevent any occurrence of such thing.
Several years after the United States came to be, the Constitutional Convention met to determine how the new nation should govern itself. The delegates saw that it was crucial to have a president and vice president, but the delegates did not want these offices to reflect how the colonies were treated under the British rule. The delegates believed that the president’s power should be limited, and that he should be chosen through the system known as the Electoral College. The Electoral College is a body of people who represent the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the electing of the president and vice president. Many citizens feel that the Electoral College goes against our nation’s principle of representative democracy, while others
Document Response: The Report of the Hartford Convention The Hartford Convention began gathering on December 15, 1814 so that they could openly discuss and resolve their objections to the War of 1812 and political issues with the government’s rising power. The War of 1812 was a burden to the colonists of New England because proceeding as such threatened the obliteration of trade and sky rocketed taxes. The politicians debated on creating a new Constitutional Amendments, of many was the elimination of the three-fifths compromise which would give slave states more control in Congress. The Convention states, “[slavery] has proved to be unjust and unequal in its operation.” The Convention also discussed the right of Congress to admit new states
Confederate states rejected Lincoln's offer, however Congress then proposed the Wade-Davis Bill, which Henretta refers to as a tougher substitute to Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan. With Lincoln's assassination, it was time for his vice president, Andrew Johnson, to take over. Henretta seems somewhat critical of Johnson, saying “ [He] was not even a Republican often seemed to view ex-Confederates as his friends, and abolitionists as his enemies” (464). He offered amnesty to southerners who swore allegiance the the United States, except for high ranking Confederates. He also “appointed provisional governors for southern states and had them
Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial was not justified because of the unconstitutionality of the Tenure of Office Act and the extreme biases of the radicals in the Republican Party. When current President Abraham Lincoln was running for reelection in 1864, he decided not to select Hannibal Hamlin as his vice president. Instead, Andrew Johnson was chosen because he was a man who was from a different political party who could help him restore the Union. While running in 1864, Lincoln and Johnson ran under the party name of the National Union to broaden their appeal. The assassination of President Lincoln would see Johnson become the seventeenth President of the United States.
The story The Founding Brothers is focused on a group of important leaders and specific events that were made following the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Jonathan Ellis examines relationships during the Revolutionary generation of the founding fathers and their influences, showing modern readers how their differences helped mold the development of the United States. By explaining personal friendships that were tested, the character of the founding brothers, and revealed the diversity in political beliefs and arguments these men conquered that influenced the early development of the United States. The book focuses on a plethora of stories following a variety of different events pertaining to how they dealt with shaping the United States and how tough it was. These key members were making history by working hard to do something that was never done before.
Once again, problems arose. Farmers now feared that the Congress will pass taxes in the importation of slaves. The Congress agreed to permit importation of slaves until 1807. On July 26, 1787, a committee of delegates started drafting the Constitution. Finally, in September 17, 1787, the Constitution went to Congress and then to the states for ratification.
Congress passed a charter for a Second Bank of the United States, which Henry Clay himself took part in introducing it. Jackson personally thought the bank was unconstitutional and failed to establish an effective currency. Since the recharter meant that the bank would continue for seven more years and his political opponent Clay took part in establishing it, the president had to do something about it. The bank’s president, Nicholas Biddle, continued to try to stabilize the currency, helped state banks through hardship and expanded the nation’s credit for the next few years. However, it concentrated wealth and power within the economy and Jackson was against that power affecting the common people.