As a true Republican, Jefferson should have stuck close to ... ... middle of paper ... ... with the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison. Neither of the two men followed their party guidelines on many occasions, suggesting that their ideas relating to their parties were changing. Although some of these situations resulted in a good outcome for the country, their party members were most likely disappointed in the fact that the men weren't adhering to the basic beliefs of their respective parties. Over the course of the two presidencies, many people began to recognize the need for a strong central government to hold the country together. This realization probably occurred to both men and influenced their decisions regarding the general good of the country.
He, just like the other Democratic- Republicans, did not agree with the ideas of the Federalist party. He opposed tariffs and felt that if something should be improved, then it should be paid for by that state or by those who need it. However, during his term as president he no longer seemed to hold the same views. During his term he approved a Hamiltonian National Bank. As stated before the Democratic- Republican Party had many issues with these national banks because they felt that it was unconstitutional.
The Ratification of the Constitution In 1787, the Constitution was created to replace the Articles of Confederation, because it was felt that the Articles weren’t sufficient for running the country. However, the Constitution was not very well liked by everyone . The constitution created was very much liked by the majority of the country. This included the farmers, the merchants, the mechanics, and other of the common people. However, there were those who were very important people in the revolution who felt that the Constitution would not work, most notably Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine, who felt they were the backbone of the revolution.
The post-war debt and extreme inflation in the newly formed America were two pressing issues that the Articles of Confede... ... middle of paper ... ...d better the country’s foreign affairs as a whole. In conclusion, the Articles of Confederation were a valiant effort at sufficient government, but failed because of their inability to solve peacetime economics, their lack of regulated dominion over citizens that encouraged rebellion, as well as weak system of foreign affairs. The Articles did serve as a segue to the United States Constitution, but there was a reason that the Founding Fathers completely scrapped the Articles to form the government that is familiar today. After finally overcoming the fear of a monarchy, Americans soon agreed that some type of executive government was necessary to unify the states, as long as it had some limitations and “checks and balances.” The Articles of Confederation featured commendable points, but they were unsuccessful in regards to overall efficiency and encouraging unity.
Some of the issues were the excise tax and sedition act. Issues, such as these, caused division among the people and states of the United States of America. Political parties were formed in the United States because of a feud between Hamilton and Jefferson, people disagreed on controversial issues, and George Washington's farewell speech was ignored; ultimately leading to the American people dividing themselves into parties. The feud between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson help cause the creation of political parties. Hamilton and Jefferson rarely agreed with each other, even though they were both in George Washington's cabinet.
He maintained philosophies throughout his presidency that consisted of a government where the constitution, by only its written words, led capital hill, and that any unreasonable act placed upon the citizens of America was uncalled for. Thomas once compared these taxes to a characteristic of hell in a letter to James Madison (Doc A). Thomas wanted nothing to do with unreasonable taxes to fund the debt of the United States. These excise laws, such as the Whiskey Excise, were unconstitutional, as he wrote that the first mistake was passing it b... ... middle of paper ... ...tional. He once believed that these actions were injustice, but in the end of his presidency he left with this act placed upon America, like a stamp indicating his changed self.
The Anti-Federalist were also comprised of prominent men who ferociously supported the ideals of the Revolution and protecting liberty even though the Federalists would often accuse them of abandoning these principles. The debates at the Philadelphia Convention were rooted in principles deeply held by both groups. ... ... middle of paper ... ...only a small republic could produce the voluntary obedience of the people to submit to the authority of the new government and its laws. The Federalist believed a republic, in the truest sense, could not exist in a post commercial world. Anti-Federalists did see the need for a union between the states to provide a defense against foreign enemies, promote, and protect commerce, and maintain order between the states.
Liberty and democracy is what America is run on. However, the Sons of Liberty were still fanatics. Although the Sons of Liberty helped start the Revolutionary War, it hurt America. Americans were not ready or equipped to fight and after the war, Americans struggled with economics and government for a little while. Also, the Sons of Liberty didn’t come up with liberty and democracy themselves, the whole nation agreed to it.
The conflict with France, the high taxes needed to keep the army and navy operating, and the poor legislative faux pas Congress made during period time, all cast a negative reflection on President Adams. This provided his opponents, like Hamilton, Burr, and even Jefferson, with political leverage to use against him, just as politicians and political parties do in our own modern era. If Adams were a dictator, then one must ask would the citizens elect his son to be the future president, twenty-four years later? Or, how his grandson, Charles Francis Adams, became America’s minister to London. Apparently the citizenry remembered President Adams in a positive, democratic way, and not as a dictator.
Jefferson wrote a list of charges against the British rule to influence Americans into revolting. One of charges that Jefferson makes is that the King “has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good” (Constitution). This is important because Locke stated in his article explained