The Founding Brothers Summary

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Danielle Aldrett Friday only Founding Brothers Assignment Preface: Critics: Defenders: Its focus on giving the people so much power, means that the government may be more vulnerable to being overthrown and just not dependable. Does not focus on strong central nor local government, but on giving the people a voice in their country. They’d have issues developing a system of parties and would have people questioning the systems too much. Avoids the issue of having a monarchy or exaggeratedly powerful ruler, in which they have no say on the laws. The constitution did not take into consideration that the states were barely reuniting and were not known for working together or even being together. The constitution did not address the slave’s…show more content…
o The challenged one choses their location of choice and weapon. o This ritual is done with intents not to kill, even though the risk is obvious. • Joseph Ellis believes that this duel is a representation of how much importance these men put into their political reputation. He also stated that they both had different intentions when they aimed at each other, Burr had wanted to wound Hamilton, while Hamilton had already planned to not shout his two rounds. Ellis also found a lot of importance in the context of the relationship between Burr and Hamilton, which consisted of a series of arguments and a lot of tension that made Burr request the “interview.” • Hamilton’s Remarks: o Hamilton stated that Burr was “unprincipled, both as a public and private man” (42). o He also claimed that Burr was “desperate in his fortune” as well as “despotic in his ordinary demeanor.” Basically, Hamilton would continuously say that Burr would feed off of power and demanded that people followed his every…show more content…
Washington’s intentions were to avoid a war, rather than creating any disruptions. His decisions proved to be the right ones, and he was able to get on Britain’s good side due to this treaty. This treaty was highly controversial due to the fact that Britain was an old enemy, and they were siding with them. Washington favored Britain in hopes that doing so would cause them to help them out in the future. Jefferson and Madison were not too happy about this because he genuinely wanted the people to be involved instead of being kept in the dark. In general, the people were angry at Washington for making them seem like a vulnerable weak nation, especially because it was in front of
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