ick Kaufman Mrs. Hodgkins History 8 20 September 2016 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was a prominent statesman, and influential interpreter, and one of the few founding fathers of the United States of America. In 1777 Alexander Hamilton was appointed to become George Washington’s advisor. Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755 or 1757, we have not figured out the exact date yet. He was born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. One of his biggest challenges was when he had to try and get the people of New York to ratify the U.S constitution.
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.
Have you ever wondered who developed the U.S. from it’s roots? George Washington helped our country sprout from the beginning and did many other phenomenal things. George Washington was a the commander of the Virginia Militia at first but then later became the commander of the Continental Army. George Washington was an important leader and left a legacy because George Washington led the Continental Army, after the Continental Army he became president, and he helped create our country and develop a good country. George Washington showed leadership when he led the Continental Army, he had a huge legacy when he was president and showed leadership, and he developed our country which led him to have another legacy and he showed a lot of leadership.
There for John Adams was a very important part in the revolutionary war era. He started out working with the First Continental Congress. Then he was the first vice president of the United States. Finally he became the second president of the United
In 1787, the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution to establish a new, stronger government for the United States. During George Washington’s presidency in the 1790s, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson argued over the role of the government as dictated by the Constitution. As a result, a two party system consisting of the Hamiltonian Federalists and the Jeffersonian Republicans emerged. To some extent, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson reflected the policies and beliefs of the Federalist Hamilton. In the 1790s, before their presidencies, the views of Jefferson and Madison differed from those of Hamilton.
Stephen Hopkins Stephen Hopkins is not very well known outside Rhode Island, but he was very popular and influential in his day. As the oldest member of the Continental Congress, he was respected for his knowledge, experience, and political insight. Stephen Hopkins was born March 7, 1707, in Providence, Rhode Island. His parents were William and Ruth Hopkins. On his mother’s side, he was a descendant of Benedict Arnold, who was the first governor of Rhode Island.
( Bio of John Adams life) John then became the second president of the US. So in the end John Adams had many different character traits. He had many different roles to play on his life. He was representative for man different thing in his life. He was smart, he was rich.
The Constitutional Convention in 1787 was created to provide a strong national government to solve America’s problems and to mainly fix the Articles of Confederation. Both leaders Hamilton and Madison called for this convention to discuss trade issues and create a new government rather than revising the old government. Instead of revising the Articles, there were two discuss plans that were proposed for a new form of government. The first discuss plan was the Virginia Plan written by Edmund Randolph called for a bicameral congressional where the legislature and court chooses a chief executive. This plan made the number of representatives and the states proportional to the population of each state and called for the number of votes received
In the Rhetorical Presidency, Tulis argues the existence of two constitutional presidencies; an uppercase “Constitutional” presidency and a lowercase “constitutional” presidency. The “Constitutional” presidency refers to the presidency as created by the men who wrote the Constitution, in which the president draws his authority from the Constitution and does not lead public opinion. In contrast, the “constitutional” presidency refers to the president drawing his authority from the Constitution and his ability to lead public opinion. Thereby, the two constitutional presidencies ultimately conflict with each other. The presidency has drastically evolved over the decades to become the “constitutional” presidency, whereby an activist president
Alexander Hamilton did just that. Though it can be hard to define what makes a great leader, by looking through history we can formulate an idea. We consider Alexander Hamilton an inspiring leader as he was one of the important pioneers in forming the American government. Also, after the Revolutionary War, he co-wrote the famous 'Federalist' Papers with John Jay and James Madison, which served as a primary source for Constitutional interpretation. Hamilton was a man of great intelligence and zeal, qualities which helped him become the legendary leader he
Federalist Precis A group of like-minded men who are considered to be the “Founding Fathers” of America, made up of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, wrote and published a group essay so to speak, under the pseudonym “Publius” (which refers to one of four roman aristocrats who overthrew a monarchy) full of their collected individual essays and entitled the collected group works “The Federalist” (1787). The 14th essay, a work of Madison, is deemed to be of particular importance in which Madison argues against critics that claim America is too large to be governed as a republic, and explains the concept of central government in the interest for the people, by the people. Madison furthers his argument by explaining the benefits of unity, and that a republic in the mold of America has never been seen before and requires the utmost unity for it to be successful. Madison effectively argues by addressing the counterargument in the opening paragraphs, which allows the audience to consider all the points of views and thus see the logic in Madison’s argument as he explains by saying:
President George Washington knew that a lot of his accomplishments would be viewed as precedents. As being the first President, he set numerous precedents, a significant number of which are still being implemented today. He chose to be called Mr. President as opposed to the title of being called a King, he then created the Presidential Cabinet, established the term limit of two terms for Presidency and was first President to create foreign policy. Those who served under the first Presidential Cabinet that was created by George Washington was: • Vice President John Adams • Secretary of State- Thomas Jefferson • Secretary of The Treasury- Alexander Hamilton • Secretary of War- Henry Knox • Attorney General- Edmund Randolph Today, our cabinet is made up of 16 departments and being served by the following individuals: • Vice President of the United States-Joseph R. Biden • Department of State-Secretary John Kerry • Department of the Treasury- Secretary Jack Lew • Department of Defense- Secretary
There was so much going back and forth! He was then known as the “hero,” some would say, for the separation of church and state, and getting the revised version of a document penned by Jefferson in 1777. Madison typically love to challenge himself, so he took on a government composition- the U.S. Constitution. Madison proceeded to compose the first drafts of the U.S. Constition along with the bill of rights. Many referred to him as “Father of the Constitution.” In the spring of 1787, each state sent their delegates to meet at a convention in Philadelphia to present their ideas for an effective government system.
In 1787–88, Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote The Federalist Papers, a series of letters defending the new Constitution. A classic commentary on U.S. constitutional law and the principles of government, approximately three-quarters of the papers are attributable to Hamilton, who also secured New York 's ratification of the Constitution.