In 1774 Hamilton published a series of essays. No one knew who wrote them but people assumed that the pamphlets were written by strong and well-known federalists like General Livingston and John Jay. When people discovered that Hamilton was the author of the essays, he was looked upon as a brilliant prodigy, and nicknamed “Verdict of the Congress.” Hamilton published a paper entitled “Remarks on Quebec Bill,” which targeted the British ministry, and he became even more famous as a patron and a writer. In July of 1781, he began publishing the first of many essays. The essays talked about building a strong government and the problems with the existing confederacy.
Also, if Madison have not taken the notes that he did, then the Constitution might not have the ideas that the delegates agreed upon in the past. Next, he was the one who composed the very first drafts of the constitution, which helped the delegates know what they needed to fix and add on to. Lastly, he helped ratify the constitution. If it were not for the countless essays that he wrote, the constitution might have never been signed in the first place. Ultimately, I gave James Madison an “A” because I believe that he played a very big role in the creation of the constitution that we know of
Historians use these papers to find out more about what the Constitution was like back in the 1700s and 1800s. This new Constitution has also influenced many aspects is America’s modern Constitution. Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States and came up with a plan to pay back America’s debt after the War. In 1789, George Washington appointed Hamilton to be the Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton wanted a well-developed Treasury and was determined to make it one.
George Washington was a very influential person in American history, and was known for many, many great things. This paper will explore his childhood, his life before he was president, and his presidency. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia (“Biography of George Washington”). His mother’s name was Mary Ball Washington, and his father’s name was Augustine Washington. Washington was the first of ten children in his family, six from his mother, and four from Augustine’s first wife (George Washington’s Life”).
Arguably, no other president has defended his stance so aggressively. Many would agree with Luke and Michael Paulsen when they say Lincoln is, "the model of a president committed to the faithful execution of the laws and of his constitutional duties" (8). This example demonstrates how a committed leader leaves a legacy not only for his country, but places worldwide. Our country is very lucky that Abraham Lincoln made an impact on human rights and promoted equality. For many reasons, Abraham Lincoln left his legacy by being active in improving human rights, and overcoming
The ⅗ Compromise was a solution to a conflict between the United States northern and southern states in 1787. The conflict was whether or not enslaved people would be counted as representing a whole person when it came to representation in the Electoral College and the House of Representatives in Congress. It was decided that each slave would represent ⅗ of the value of a free person. The impact of this compromise was that it temporarily solved a problem that could have kept our country from moving forward as a new nation. The ⅗ Compromise allowed our country to ratify the US Constitution in 1790 but also pointed out the great flaw of slavery in our nation and opened our eyes to the reality of slavery and how the slaves weren’t treated like ⅗ of a person at all.
He also assisted in the creation of the U.S. Constitution. “At the end of the convention, in September 1787, he urged his fellow delegates to support the heavily debated new document. The U.S constitution was ratified by the nine states in June 1788.” (“History”). Benjamin heavily debated with his fellow delegates before persuading them to decide to create the U.S. Constitution. Without Franklin, the Constitution may not have been
During the American Revolution, congress felt the need for a stronger union, and a stronger government to defeat Great Britain. A year after America declared independence on July 4, 1776 congress had drafted the Articles on March 1, 1781 they ratified America’s first written constitution, The Articles of Confederation. The Confederation was still facing economic, political, and diplomatic problems. A group of men called the Nationalist decided to step in. They believed in stronger government to protect America’s interest and decided to meet in George Washington home back in Philadelphia.
After being defeated by Thomas Jefferson in the 1800 Presidential Election, President Adams appointed many Federalist judges to fill government posts created by Congress. These commissions were not met by James Madison, the Secretary of State for Jefferson. As a result, one of the appointees, William Marbury, filed a writ of mandamus demanding that Madison deliver the commissions. The Supreme Court denied the request, stating that part of the Judiciary Act of 1789 was unconstitutional. This landmark court case established the concept of Judicial Review, the power to determine if a law or act is unconstitutional.
A great victory for citizens of America and a great personal triumph for Mr. Watson. This shows us that we truly do live in a democratic society accepting of citizen input. Gregory Watson’s resilience in government process is a truly honorable feat, even though all he did was simply write a letter and got involved with his nation and its government. His story opens so many doors in the hopes that if things need to be changed things can get changed. Personally it has prompted me and made me more comfortable in becoming a more involved citizen.
After declaring of independence from Britain in 1777, the representatives, who participated the Constitutional Congress meetings in 1774, formed together to create the Congress. Power within the Congress believed that creating an official document, a constitution specifically, will create a timeless guide for a beneficial and successful government system for the United States. Not only will that document bring peace between all of the current thirteen-states, but for also the future of America. The first constitution that was officially agreed on was the Articles of Confederation. the Article of Confederation, however, was not as successful as many had thought during the first time it was written.
On October 31, 1788, James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, wrote the first amendment and said,” a good ground for an appeal to the sense of community.” The First Amendment was added to the Constitution with the rest of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791. The first bill was added because citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms. E interpretation or application of the freedom of speech has changed. It has changed because when the Bill was first made, it was meant that people could say and print whatever they want. Now,
Richard Henry Lee had a great career. In 1757, Lee was appointed “Justice of the Peace” in Westmoreland County. He then moved on in 1758 and was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first assembly elected in North America. Lee was only 26 year olds when he was elected.
The United States Constitution was created to define the powers and limitations of the government. It replaced the Articles of the Confederation, and was ratified by all 13 states in 1787 (American Government, n.d.). The ratification of the Constitution was not without opposition, and the government was split into two groups: federalists, and anti-federalists. The federalist group believed that a national governing body, ruled by the elite class was necessary. Antifederalists, on the other hand, believed that state governments should have more say, and that the government should be run by ordinary people (American Government, n.d.).
This new Constitution called for something in between the last two forms of government they had: they called for a strong central government that would last but wouldn 't endanger the citizen’s freedom or rights. This became known as the U.S. Constitution. In the end of the Constitutional Convention, each delegate left with a copy of the Constitution to convince the states to approve it. It got ratified in 1788. In the U.S. Constitution, there were several clauses that focused on slavery, such as ⅗ Compromise, slave trade clause, and the fugitive slave clause.