During the times of the Pacificus Helvidius debate, France is going through a revolution. King Louis and Marie Antoinette have both been beheaded. France has a completely new government and declares war on the monarchy of Great Britain. France helped America during our revolution to help us gain independence from Great Britain, without France’s help we wouldn’t have become a free nation. After the revolution, a treaty is put into place, Treaty of Alliance put into place in 1778. This treaty basically states that if France were to be attacked and needed help, America would have to help France out because we the only reason we gained independence from Great Britain was due to the fact that France helped us. At this point in time, France has declared war on, Great Britain, Austria, Holland, Prussia, and Spain.
It’s hard to defer whether or not John Adams was an effective president because, although many historians believe that Adams was correct in not expanding the naval war with France into a conflict which saved many people’s lives, there were things that he established and believed that completely contradicted the newly established constitution. This could’ve put America into jeopardy. These things included the belief that the executive branch should stand above politics, his agreement to sign the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the fact that mostly of the people in the United States, including his own party, turned away from his ideas, which definitely did not make him the most effective president.
Being the second president he was left with big shoes to fill from George Washington. Congress and citizens of the United States had extremely high expectations for him. He legacy in modern history remains controversial. Adams is remembered for his positive impacts on America by peacefully avoiding war with Britain and France, despite the pressure he faced all around him. Perhaps if Adams decided to go to war the history of the United States would have been very different. Adams is also remembered for his opinions on Republicanism, which introduced Republican ideas to the American government. However Adams is negatively remembered as a vain, eccentric, and stubborn man, and most of his cabinet and Congress believed he was unfit for president. This was evident when he lost his attempt at re-election to Thomas Jefferson and become the first president of the United States to serve 1 term. Despite these opinions Adams had a significant impact on American history and the formation of the United States into what it is
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. Jefferson was president from 1801-1809. One action Jefferson took was going to war with the Barbary pirates. Jefferson also made the Louisiana purchase. Thomas Jefferson was very good at using in the constitution effectively.
John Adams presidency was controversial. Following George Washington’s presidency, John Adams became president but not by many votes. John Adams presidency was an ineffective President of the United States. I believe he was ineffective due to the XYZ Affair, the Alien and Sedition ACts, his political parties, and him isolating his cabinet and him as vice president.
George Washington is an important character in American history because he had a huge impact on the founding and governing of America. He was known for his political ideas, outstanding leadership style, and revolutionary plans. He was a commander in the American Revolution and because of him, in 1783, America won independence from Great Britain. He assisted in establishing a basis for the modern day US Government and oversaw the Constitution of 1787 being written. Washington was elected president of the United States on April 30, 1789 and remained in office until March 4, 1797. He was the only president to be unanimously elected, meaning he got every vote in the Electoral College. He accomplished many things during his presidency, for example, he ended the Whiskey Rebellion by personally escorting troops to Pennsylvania, he improved the government’s infrastructure, and upheld the freedom of the new nation. Washington also kept America neutral when
Andrew Jackson was known during his presidency due to the significant events and changes. First, he promoted democracy. To promote democracy, he allowed more citizens to take part in government (Spoil System) and vetoed the bill to renew the charter to prevent rich people from taking advantage. Also, he expanded white male suffrage (the right to vote). Second, Nullification Crisis. South Carolina nullified the new tariff. However, with Jackson’s firm stand, no other state supported South Carolina. Jackson supported a compromise tariff proposed by Henry Clay (it lowered tariffs) and ask Congress to pass the Force Bill to enforce the tariff in South Carolina. Third, Indian Removal Act. Native Americans were forced to sign treaties agreeing to
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts, a small town nowadays called Quincy. Although he was raised in modest surroundings, Adams felt an acute responsibility to live up his family’s heritage from an early age. At the age of sixteen, he was admitted to Harvard College where his passion for prestige – he said that he craved “Honor of Reputation” – helped him earn a law degree. Later, he specialized in constitutional law, which contributed to the development of his dedication to the principles of republicanism and a political career. He became involved in politics when his cousin, Sam, introduced him into radical politics and the subsequent revolutionary agitation against Great Britain. His following participation
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. Jefferson was one of the most important president during that time period. Jefferson’s home state was Virginia and was a Democratic Republican. He had many accomplishments and was also the author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson went through some hard and cruel times during his presidency. He was one of the better presidents in my opinion through his accomplishments.
Many people know about the United States first president, George Washington, but do they know about the second president, John Adams. John Adams was not a very liked president because Washington set the bar for the presidency pretty high. Adams was not a liked president for many reasons like the trouble with french, including setting off the XYZ affair, signing Jay’s Treaty, and sending the war fever through the United States, and one of the other reasons why Adams was not liked was the Alien and Sedition acts which violated the state's rights.
practical skills, and establishing justice, 7 other chiefs exhibited performance in at least one, no more than two of the stipulations required to be classified as an average president.While John Quincy Adams was in office, he created the Erie Canal that flowed into the Great Lakes. Due to the creation of the canal, things like wheat, whiskey, and fruits we able to be traded with the Eastern markets to make a profit. Although the Erie Canal allowed him to economically manage the U.S, He wasn’t good at practically implementing specific tasks. John Quincy Adams planned to give the Native Americans land in the West, yet failed to do so because he did not receive enough of support from Congress. James Polk, another average president, ideally set goals that he wanted to achieve while in office. The goals were, “cut tariffs, reestablish an independent U.S. Treasury, secure the Oregon Territory and acquire the territories of California and New Mexico from Mexico” ( History.com Staff -James Polk). Polk accomplishing those goals displayed his practical skills, and how he economically managed the U.S yet, also showed how he lacked to , create a more perfect union; as far as slavery. Polk himself, had slaves too,as the president. James Madison, a mediocre president, did not show any performance in any of the
What was President John Adams goal before he ended his presidency? The Organic Act, this act was perfect it was to ensure that though John Adams was not going to be president anymore he would still have a majority of federalist become dominate and have federalist ideologies pretty much mandate the federal judiciary. He took action and choose forty-two justices of the peace and sixteen circuit court justices for the District of Columbia, but his plan later failed after the documents were not delivered on time and new president Thomas Jefferson choose not to submit the completed documents.
George Washington’s foreign policies helped boost the American economy. This is shown through Jay’s Treaty and Pinckney 's Treaty. During the time of Washington 's reign the French Revolution erupted between England and France. England began seizing American ships that were carrying goods to France. To solve this disturbance Washington sent John Jay to England to work out a treaty. Through Jay’s Treaty England gave America the “most favored nation” status, which meant that American merchants got a break on taxes on imported goods; “.. they shall pay no other higher duties or charges on the importation or exportation of the cargoes of the said vessels…(Phillips 146)” By having reduced trading costs Americans were able gain benefit because
Andrew jackson was a important cotributor and one of the most influential presidents to ever serve the country. He took on the countries domestic issues and used his executive power far to its extent. Jackson effectivly evicted the native americans which stopped the conflict between the colonists. He vetoed the second bank of america, terminating the recharter bill from ever becoming a law. Also, he avoided south carolina’s seceding from the union. Jackson had a great vision of running the country from a common man’s perspective but failed to oversee beyond this perspective and see the bigger picture.
Document A: The Rhode Island Assembly wrote a letter to the Congress, addressing them that they don’t agree with placing taxes on imported goods. The Congress wanted to place taxes on imported goods as a source of income, but first, all of the states had to agree with this. This was around the time when the Articles of Confederation were ratified. Their central government was based on the Articles of Confederation; yet, they had weaknesses in some areas. Taxing was one of their weaknesses. The Congress didn’t have the power to enforce taxes on imported goods, so they discussed it with the states. Rhode Island didn’t agree with putting taxes on imported goods, and therefore, the congress wasn’t allowed to do it. In the letter, the Rhode Island Assembly proves that this tax is contrary to the constitution, and thus, it shouldn’t be