ISIS Synthesis Essay

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Courtney: Political parties are an essential part of the American government system, yet the Constitution does not mention them. The Framers feared these political parties, because they thought of them as factions. Factions are groups of people who fight only for their interests, and not for the common good. They feared a faction would control the government and refuse to protect the rights of the people. ISIS is a harmful faction that branched off of al-Qaeda. ISIS works only for its own good, and does not care for the needs or lives of the people within the countries it inhabits. This disinterest in the well being of those residing near it and interest in harming those who disagree with it, makes ISIS a great example of the factions the framers feared would destroy the United States. Tessa: George Washington expressed his opinion on the impact of factions by saying, “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a…show more content…
He believed in small, local government. He wanted to limit the government strictly to its enumerated powers, found in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. Some of these powers are: to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States, to provide and maintain a navy, to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces, and to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions. He wanted to take a narrow view of the meaning of the Constitution. The group of people who supported Alexander Hamilton became the Federalist Party, and those who supported Thomas Jefferson became the Republican Party. This Republican Party is not the same as the Republican Party that we know
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