Washington knew a strong Constitution had to be in place, which is why he was responsible for the Constitutional Convention. The effects of his inaugural address and presidency really mattered, given he was the first of our many presidents. George Washington proved he truly cared for the American people and the country. He took charge and changed what had to be done, because his speech altered the government and society as we know it today; our Constitution, our executive and judicial branches, and our Supreme Court. While he did emphasize the need for a Constitution, he was not the only one responsible for it’s making.
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.
Washington was elected president of the United States on April 30, 1789 and remained in office until March 4, 1797. He was the only president to be unanimously elected, meaning he got every vote in the Electoral College. He accomplished many things during his presidency, for example, he ended the Whiskey Rebellion by personally escorting troops to Pennsylvania, he improved the government’s infrastructure, and upheld the freedom of the new nation. Washington also kept America neutral when
Andrew Jackson could be considered democratic due to how elections changed under his presidency. Increasing amounts of states elected the president through the people’s choice rather than legislature. In 1816, all states elected a president through legislature’s voting. By 1836, the end of his Jackson’s presidency, all but one state had shifted to electing through the people’s vote. (Document A) His staunchly democratic views helped push for all white suffrage and the satisfaction of the people in their president, which ultimately leads to a happier nation.
Naailah Muhammad Professor David White History 6 March 2018 What makes the controversy between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams so compelling was the fact that they were both outstanding statesman and founding fathers of America. Adams was the first Vice President of the United States, serving the first and second term of President George Washington. Adam is often called the father of the American Navy and he was the first president to reside in the executive house, what we know today as the White House. Adams was a Lawyer and political theorist. On the other hand, Jefferson was the first Secretary of State and the second Vice President prior to becoming the President of the United States.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States of America. Roosevelt, who was more commonly known by his initials, FDR, was elected into office in 1933. FDR was the only president to serve for more than two terms. Not only is Roosevelt famous for his three terms, he was also one of the most liberal presidents our nation has ever known. Meaning that, he was a big supporter of equal rights, and opportunities for the working and lower class.
The president’s closest advisors work with him in the Executive Office. The president’s main advisory body is his Cabinet – which he appoints – but the White House Office and the Bureau of Budget also have an important part to play in supporting the president. The 1930’s and 1940’s witnessed a great growth in Federal bureaucracy. From this time, unelected officials from this bureaucracy have proved on occasions to be in competition with the president. Likewise, a president has to keep a close eye on the unelected Cabinet Secretaries who head each Executive department – virtually an impossible task due to the size of the Executive staff and the frequency with which these personnel have to be left to operate without someone metaphorically looking over their shoulders.
The Congress was created as “the first branch” of government. The Framers of the Constitution expected Congress to wield most of the nation government’s powers, including its most important ones like “power of the purse” and the ultimate authority to declare war. They understood that Congress was essential to sustaining federalism and maintaining the separation of powers (WDB 393). To be elected to the U.S. Congress, a person becomes a candidate by running in a primary election. Candidates need to form organizations of personal followings and win “their party’s” nomination simply by getting more primary votes than the next candidate.
The American Revolution was extremely important in history, because it created a democratic government in a time when monarchies were one of the most popular forms of government. It also showed that even small countires can tango with big countries like Great Britain. America inspired other nations to think about the way their government works and cahnge their government. Who know what the world would look like if the Americans hadn 't won the American revolution. Maybe the U.S would be called the United States of
Have you ever asked yourself "how would the world be if there was no structure to allow people to vote for the person who is leading their country?". How about "Does my vote really count ?" or "does the opinion and choice of me, one person, really make a difference?". These questions aren't simply answered but should be seriously thought of by anybody who is a citizen of a country which has an established government and truly cares about the wellbeing and future of the country that they live in. I will be focused on the importance of voting for the president themselves is important.