Jefferson and his followers shared very distinct ideals during his administration. The economy, education, and the culture and politics of the country were among his most premiered ideals, ones in which he focused a lot of time and energy on. When Jefferson and his followers, began their journey on setting forth and achieving their goals, they did everything to resist to any and all forms of aristocracy. They did not trust the aristocracy education system, the economy, and especially not the aristocracy politics. As the power and publicity of Thomas Jefferson rose, he created the political party we have today, the Democratic Party.
The Electoral College system assures balanced power between the states, puts the independent parties under control, grants balanced voting, and supports the major political parties. The Electoral College has proven itself to be very sufficient in determining the president and the vice president of the United States. Since this system has been successful since our Founding Fathers created it, there should be no reason as to why we should get rid of the Electoral
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United states and also a very historical figure, is looked up upon by many as a highly admirable man. He is best known for his belief that all men are created equal, as seen in the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was an advocate to end slavery and attempted to create equality for slaves as well. To many he is the epitome of what America stands for. Articles by Dumas Malone, William Cohen, Henry Wiencek, Annette Gordon-Reed each stated their reasons as to why they believe Thomas Jefferson was or was not an abolitionist.
The founding fathers were smart men who the world looked up to because of their smart decisions, actions, that directed the U.S. to what it is today. But sadly in today’s society most people either have forgotten the things they did for us, or they just do not care. The founding fathers were great men who led this country to victory in war and on the political front. And often early U.S. history is portrayed as moving smoothly for the colonies turning into the a country of its own , but in reality it was just the opposite. George Washington our first president had problems figuring out ways to control the new nation as it progressed under his leadership.
This was just one of his strategies to bring America back together, and showed even more of his strong leadership skills. "One of the little known leadership styles that Lincoln used to his advantage...was his appointment of talented national figures from opposing parties to be part of his cabinet," (Stone 4). He had members from the loyal opposition inform him of the issues on each side. This strategie is what made him one of the best presidents, as he was mature, and did not let his personal views make him one-sided. Without a doubt, Abraham Lincolns best known contribution was the erosion of slavery.
He was of the fact that a capitalist industrial economy has succeeded in rendering government useless. In the article “The Democratic Language of American Imperialism: Race, Order, and Theodore Roosevelt’s Personifications of Foreign Evil”, the author explained how Theodore Roosevelt viewed government. The author described him as one modern man who not only live and think in the old way but always trying to bring an improvement into the government system and country as a whole. According to the article, “Roosevelt’s words unlock the man’s worldview”. He viewed the system as being a distinctive one between each nation.
Thomas Jefferson’s and Alexander Hamilton’s viewpoints during the 1790’s and the 1800’s were very different but sort of similar. Jefferson wanted the government to be run by the people of the U.S. while Hamilton wanted the wealthy class to run it, Jefferson wanted strong state government, Hamilton wanted strong federal government. But one thing that stood out to the people was Hamilton wanted a loose/lenient interpretation of the constitution as Jefferson wanted a strict one. During the 1700’s-1800’s, despite the fact Philadelphia was the nation’s temporary capital, U.S. Congress met difficulties and fears that tested the strength of the Constitution and the republic it built. The nation had a few domestic issues of finance, taxation, and slavery that separated the delegates into unpleasant political groups which caused international relations disagreements and second thoughts.
I thought this was surprising because I always imagined Jefferson drafting the first writings by himself for some reason. Jefferson was chosen to be in that committee because he was known by the Continental Congress to have great writing skills and he was very motivated and active in the political revolution. Jefferson’s work is very inspired by John Locke. I believe that when Jefferson was reading Locke’s work, he noticed a stunning similarity between Locke’s views on human nature, and the colonies democratic and equal view of life. The preamble of the constitution directly relates to Locke’s writings on laws and the pursuit of happiness.
But his sentiments were echoed by a subsequent Finance Minister, Callone. Following his policy of borrowing to fix the crisis, which plunged France 300,000,000 Franks deeper into debt, Callone suggested taxing all classes and was dismissed. In the end, Louis called for an Estates General to decide what must be done financially. Each of the three classes was represented and had one vote. However, because the clergy and the nobility both opposed paying taxes, the Third Estate would continue bearing the brunt of the crisis.
Envisioning the future of America, a land appears, one that is free from the problems that have plagued it, while staying true to the original intentions of the people who created our government. To be able to rid the nation’s people from threats of war, terrorism, and even the fear of excessive tyranny by our government, this is the dream of a perfect future. At what cost would this come should we sacrifice the sanctity of our government to achieve it? The U.S. Constitution, the backbone of our government, with a the exception of a few changes, it has lasted more than 200 years, longer than that of any other Constitution. With this document behind our government, there should be no fear of the future, no fear of the destruction of our nation, but of course, there is fear, and in large quantities.
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom. Thomas Jefferson was a great help for the United States due to his smart plans for the future. He purchased what is now called the Louisiana Purchase which made a greater size to the United States. Some of the greatest things happening now for the people are all from Jefferson’s contributions to human rights.