In Federalist Paper number one Alexander Hamilton states, “History will teach us…” He conveys what he is trying to say using words like despotism, emolument, obsequious, and demagogues. In an excerpt Hamilton says, “...their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.” In other words some of the people supporting the constitution are only doing it because they think it will increase their economical and political status and that it is hard to separate those people from the ones who actually believe in the constitution. It’s hard to separate them because they
The governing document during this time, the Articles of Confederation, had multiple weaknesses including that there was no tax authority, no chief executive, and no judicial system. The Constitutional Convention of 1787 ultimately allowed for a functional, united governing system. The Federalists argument was more valid than the Anti-Federalist 's argument because they argued for an adequate government to preserve the union, a strong and energetic government, political prosperity, and the protection of life and liberty. In order to understand why the Federalist 's argument is stronger, we must examine the Anti-Federalist 's perspective. An Anti-Federalist is someone who opposed the ratification of the United States Constitution.
Not only were the resolutions not acceptable to the other states when they are submitted but they were regarded as military threats. People as well as the federal government believed that the resolutions were foreshadowing civil wars. However, Alexander Hamilton who was then building the army suggested on sending the resolutions to Virginia on the pretext of putting Virginia to the test of resistance. Because of this, Jefferson’s party used the resolutions as the foundation of their beliefs that were then used as the party’s documents in the election held during the 1800s. It also became the most important concept of the Old Republican as these resolutions became the framework that supports the principle of the states’ rights.
This allowed him to influence the other delegates with his ideas. (80). An example of this would be how he persuaded the moderates to approve of his plans. Madison knew many of the concerns America faced when it came to shaping the government. One example of the problems face was, “The inability of the Confederation congress to raise enough money to pay off war debuts.” (80).
The clash of the two ideas of the Federalists views of the constitution were highly against the views that the Democratic-Republicans.Thomas Jefferson believed in a strict construction of the Constitution.He believed people should follow exactly what was stated and allowed in the document.On the other hand, Alexander Hamilton believed in a loose construction of the Constitution, and also the national bank. Members of the Democratic-Republican party generally believed that a strong federal government would weaken the rights of the states and the people and insisted on a strict construction of the Constitution.The Federalists had a loose interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Alexander Hamilton stated that whatever is not forbidden in the
Every constitution should have one for the people, and the government shouldn’t refuse to give on, as shown on Document E. The Letter to James Madison, Objections to the Constitution was written by Thomas Jefferson to explain what he disliked about the constitution to one of the writings, after the constitution was drafted and were awaiting ratification. Thomas Jefferson also asserts that he doesn’t like the fact that there is no rules and regulations in regard to office terms, and how the officers could get re-elected and serve for like, thus, will result with corruption
He also wrote The Declaration of Independence, and was the third president of the United States. Jefferson and Hamilton’s ways of eliminating the debt were extremely different, and it is evident that the two men had shockingly different views for the United States of America. Alexander Hamilton was evidently, a man of the North. He believed in a more industrial way of making America prosper. Instead of a very individualistic way of achieving financial security, Hamilton believed in a collaborative flourishment, where businesses and companies could be established and prosper for the nation.
They were scared of tyranny, especially pertaining to the fact that under the new Constitution, the national government, or Congress, would be able to make decisions without even asking for the states’ permission. (Anti-Federalist 1: Brutus). Even though the Constitution called for checks and balances, Anti-Federalist Patrick Henry, was convinced that the president would be the one making all the decisions, not unlike a king. (Bianco and Canon, 44). The national supremacy clause in the Constitution even stated that national law supersedes any state law when there is conflict.
The conservatives were influenced and convinced by some prominent and influential leaders like Joseph Maccarthy who was a republican politician and the senator of Wisconsin state in the United States of America. Maccarthy convinced the conservatives who advocated for the well-being and stronger development of the United States of America that the liberals were conspirators whose work was trying to spread the communist policies among the American citizens. This made many conservatives who were opposed to the liberal policies to support the
The Federalist party was comprised of Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, George Washington, Charles C. Pinckney, DeWitt Clinton and Rufus King the paramount objective set by federalist Members was a fiscally sound and nationalistic government which promoted the system of checks and balances laid out in the US Constitution for the three branches of government. The federalist Party can be perceived as elitist, and its leaders scorned democracy, widespread suffrage, and open elections, however, the acceptance of these notions didn’t escape Ramifications as they lost the support of the general population due to their favoritism of the exclusive class group. The Federalists despite their invalidation etched a lasting legacy in America politics in the form of a strong federal government with a sound financial base and they decisively shaped Supreme Court policy for another three decades through the person of Chief Justice John
They “feared strong national government would lead to tyranny” and wanted strong state governments (Document 3). Led by Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and Patrick Henry, the antifederalists were mainly supported by small farmers, small landowners, and
In Document A, it is clearly stated that James Madison, a main contributor to the Constitution, wanted “[a] compound republic of America” to provide a “double security” for our rights. As both central and state governments in the compound republic have different functions, this helps keep our states in a union while letting the states stay independent. In other words, Madison wanted federalism in our country. Because both state and local governments check each other due to their separate
After fighting for America’s independence the nation was faced with the situation of developing their own government; with that idea the Articles of Confederation were made as a way to define the government’s structure. With the articles came dysfunction, and a lack of authority. Consequently the dysfunction caused division in the nation, separating the people into two political parties, Federalist and anti-federalist. The parties developed over time and discord, with the development of the Constitution into the Federalist Party and the Democratic Republican Party. The two parties, the Federalist, and the Democratic Republicans, based on their backgrounds and means of income, opposed each other with differing political and economic views.