First Vice President Of The United States Pros And Cons

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Naailah Muhammad
Professor David White
History
6 March 2018 What makes the controversy between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams so compelling was the fact that they were both outstanding statesman and founding fathers of America. Adams was the first Vice President of the United States, serving the first and second term of President George Washington. Adam is often called the father of the American Navy and he was the first president to reside in the executive house, what we know today as the White House. Adams was a Lawyer and political theorist. On the other hand, Jefferson was the first Secretary of State and the second Vice President prior to becoming the President of the United States. Jefferson was a Lawyer and founding father
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This rings true with the presidential election of the 1800’s between republican Thomas Jefferson and federalist John Adam’s. Each felt that if the other was elected that the America that they knew would erupt in a civil war. Although they were once allies and collaborated on the establishment of the Declaration of Independence for the new Americas, during this election they couldn’t see eye to eye due to each other’s political views. The federalist favored a centralized system and form of government with urban manufacturing while the democratic- republican wanted to reduce national power and empower the states while supporting an agrarian society. One of the unique things about the elections of that time was that there were no running mates, the man who came in second got to be vice president, which means your vice president was actually the same person who would be fighting against you in the election. Contrary to the present elections we have now each person chooses their own running mate for example Donald Trump chose governer Mike Pence. That had to create a certain level of contention that is not seen in today’s election. Todays politics has many similarities in the since that the Trump and Hilary campaign was ran with overt contempt for the other party. Strong words were used to discredit one another and both sides believed that the other would ruin the county. President Donald Trump belived that Hilary clinton was corrupt due to the ongoing email contravery regarding emails that were shared and/or deleted that contained classified information. while she accused him of questionalble buisness practice and faiulre to release tax returns to clarify his finnacial stautes in addition she questioned his competancy and accused him of not being
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