The most heated arguments of Washington 's presidency revolved around the extent of presidential power. The first matter of debate centered around the president 's ability to remove as well as appoint appointees. The Congress was cautious and several members argued that while some powers could be securely entrusted to Washington, his predecessors might not be so honorable. James Madison, among others, disagreed. He reasoned that if the president did not have the power to remove appointees, without the consent of the Senate, they had the potential to serve for life, as the only other way of removing them was through the impeachment process.4 In the end, the independent removal power of the president passed the House, albeit
Election of 1800 Jefferson and Burr tied in the number of electoral votes and then Hamilton supported Jefferson, which eventually won him the election. This was significant because political power was shifted between parties, peacefully. Also, it caused further conflict between Burr and Hamilton. Each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation. Overall, the Federalists wanted strong federal authority to restrain the excesses of popular majorities, while the Democratic-Republicans wanted to reduce national authority so that the people could rule more directly through state governments.
Beard 's Thesis He argued entirely different perspective on the rationale and reasoning behind the writing of a new constitution. I agree with Beards thesis because he believes that the United States is undemocratic. He made many points and supported how the Founding Fathers and the Constitution was undemocratic . For example the constitution bases all of its ideas and benefits on the wealthy men and women of the United States and not the large population of middle class men of our nation. The founding fathers put into the constitution everything that would benefit themselves and protect their financial standpoints.
Political parties, Democratic Republicans and Federalists, started in the U.S. because of differing views of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, and the influence of newspapers. Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s different ways of thinking(mostly on issues that was beneficial for the country) played a huge part in the start of political parties. They fought about economy. Jefferson liked farming while Hamilton preferred manufacturing and trade. Interpretation of the Constitution was another thing they fought upon.
The Republican’s philosophy was as if they were staring through a looking-glass perceiving the Federalists polices as their attempt to lay the foundation of a monarchical government. From my point of view, when taking into consideration on how our government is structured, provided by a system of checks and balances as well as two political parties all assist in having an alliance alternatively to division. Additionally this suppresses the loyalty on extreme stances which help to accommodate in the compromise on any conflicting points of view. During George Washington’s presidency, some of the national leaders began to have conflicting philosophical principles about how the government needed to conduct its business. It caused some members
Both the newly formed domestic and foreign policies that America established after their claim for independence, undermined the nation’s strength and foundation and brought negative outcomes that would shape american politics from the 1790’s to the 1840’s. In the time ranging from the 1790’s to the 1840’s many events came that would bring Jeffersonians and Hamiltonians further against one another, splitting the body of the nation of America and eventually bringing opposing sides to each political decision. One issue came to cause much tension between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, and this was the proposed Bank of the United States which would be used by the federal government for money deposits. This new system
Is this the right way to vote for the president of the United States. Overall, should the Electoral College stay in place or should it be replaced? The Electoral College has many cons that must be heard before a decision can be made. A huge downside to the Electoral College is that it misperceives the general population into thinking that they
He came into office at a time where the government was viewed as corrupted due to the previous presidents, such as Ford and Nixon. Carter came into office wanting to fix this point of view of the government and bring America back to the top. He failed miserably. He wanted to make politics more transparent and he wanted to control everything he could. He expected for congress to help him with this.
Did you know that on election day you do not vote directly for president. Many people don’t like that they don’t ultimintly decide for president. They however don’t understant that it is there for a quite a few reasons. The first is that the founding fathers created the electoral college, second that it ensures that every state gets a say in who the president is, and number three is that it makes sure that the president is chosen by a majority vote and not a popular vote. When the founding fathers built this country they made the electoral college so that the presadent could be picked by an educated population.
Lastly Hamilton wanted the United States to embrace a mercantilist economic policy to protect American manufactures through high tariffs and government subsides. Republicans under Thomas Jefferson favored protecting the interest of the working class men including merchants, farmers, and laborers and sought to create an agrarian economy. Jefferson feared the Bank of the Untied States and thought it represented too much English influences and argued that the constitution didn’t give the power to establish a bank. He states in an excerpt about the national bank. “The incorporation of a bank, and the powers assumed by this bill, have not, in my opinion, been delegated to the United States, by the
Alexander Hamilton was a man who strongly believed in a powerful central government. This means he wanted the government to rule and have all the say. Thomas Jefferson was a man who strongly believed in the union of the states with government as a humble leader. The two opposing views caused two political parties to be born, The Federalists, and The Democratic-Republican Party. The Federalists would eventually cease in 1828 and The Democratic-Republican Party would spilt and become the two political parties of today.
If I had to choose a side, it would be Hamilton. I strongly believe he seen that America needed a government to rule over people, but the government also needed to work for the people. Although America has altered the government and the way it runs I feel he had the best sense of what the future of America looked like. Jefferson also did amazing thing for this country as well such as fighting for free public education, separation of church and state, the freedom of press, and to end all slavery. Jefferson did not help wright the Constitution directly, because he was out of the country.
All in all, between the years of 1789 and 1860, the existence of political parties has deeply affected the development of the American economy, government, and social framework. The American political system has seen the rise and fall of numerous political parties who had a multitude of stances on different issues. Just as George Washington said, a one-party political system is not a true democracy. That is why the American political system has been one of the most successful, as their are often two primary political parties that will not allow the country to lean too far in one direction on the political spectrum, thus balancing and counteracting one
In 1832 there was a proposal to renew its status as a federally regulated financial body that passed congress. The fact that it was a private corporation did not sit well with Andrew Jackson and his fellow Jacksonians because it was controlled by a few wealthy men. When the bill to recharter it arrived at Jackson’s desk, one of the reasons he vetoed it was because it gave the Bank control of the nation’s economy. The Bank would control how financial sources move within the nation and how they leave the nation. Jacksonian Democracy supported “laissez-faire” economics that called for minimal government interference or regulation of the economy.
Why was the Constitution a controversial document even as it was being written? Established in 1787 The Constitution was a controversial document because it was a document that could both solve the nation’s hardships and warped the Republican foundation. The Constitution on one hand would give the people a voice and the other would control the nation through a monarchy system. One of the controversies that arose from the creation of the Constitution was the question of management of commerce. As the exporters of raw materials the southerners were afraid that a government ran by a monarchy system would raise taxes on raw materials and destroy their economy.