Johnson’s outlook on slavery also affected the way his plan for reconstruction would get through by being “an uncompromising racist” and “insist[ing] that the blacks did not deserve citizenship [,]” which shocked moderates [so much that they] voted with the radicals to override the presidential veto[,]… [and they also] refused to acc... ... middle of paper ... ...and should care to stay in power to benefit the people (H.A. Tompkins). Johnson did not do these, so he is worthy of receiving contempt and impeachment. H.A. Tompkins is incorrect about Johnson because he was a bad president, no matter the time, or congressman in charge.
Alexander Hamilton felt exactly the same way. He was cynical in the ability of the few educated man to “succumb to revolutionary excesses, he found it "almost impossible among the unthinking populace.” Leaving the affairs of government in the hands of the people would surely lead to mayhem . Throughout his life, Alexander Hamilton “exhibited the same mistrust in the abilities of ordinary persons to govern themselves without descending into anarchy.” Like many, He saw Shay’s rebellion as "the excess of democracy”;. In Hamilton 's eyes the issue of leaving all that power in the hands of the will cripple the entire nation. Hamilton became infuriated by Congress ' lack of authority under the Articles of Confederation and used Shays ' Rebellion to advocate for a stronger the national government.
Proving to be completely indifferent towards the moral determination for racial equality that the Union stood for, that Lincoln stood for, Johnson proved to be terrible for the Reconstruction—especially in the way that “radical” republicans desired it to be. However, Johnson was not a vicious dictator, bent on putting African Americans in subservient, squalid conditions. He instead chose routine over reform, which, as it turns out, is not ideal in a period meant for complete social reconstruction. This led to turmoil in government, drawing to the nations’ first impeachment. Andrew Johnson grew up in a very poor Southern family, having to be an apprentice and not learning how to fully read until he was tutored by his wife, Eliza.
Thomas Jefferson was the chief opponent of the Federalists. He despised Hamilton’s plan. He and the rest of the Democratic-Republican party believed that it weakened their revolutionary ideals, specifically the idea that “all men are created equal,” because Hamilton’s plan favors insiders. They also believed that his plan divided the American people, geologically and economically. This goes against the idea of a United States of America.
The League of Nations had many 'design' weaknesses; with probably the most important and noticeable weakness was the absence of the USA. It was a great shock and disappointment for the rest of the world when the American people voted for a 'policy of isolation', and despite the campaigning of Woodrow Wilson, decided not to join the League of Nations. This can be considered a great weakness because the USA was becoming the most powerful and influential country in the world, and therefore the League would probably be unwilling to make a decision which would go against the USA, and it would also mean that a country inside the League, who had trade sanctions placed upon them would still be free to trade with the USA. The League of Nations also seemed to have a weakness in not accepting Germany in the League when it was first formed. This gave the impression that the League was for the 'winners' of WWI, with Britain and France part of the inner council, and kept the German people bitter and still wanting revenge.
This was made evident when Wilson's negotiations for the peace treaty were criticized and rejected by the leaders of the other Allied nations and isolationists. Even when Wilson acknowledged objections against his proposals, he refused to accept any compromises or different versions of the treaty. Therefore, both the inflexibility of Wilson and strength of the opposition forces led to the defeat of the Treaty of Versailles. Woodrow Wilson's battle for ratification with the Senate proved to be difficult and time consuming. From the beginning, Wilson had already angered and frustrated the Republicans, when he advocated Democratic votes for the midterm elections of 1918.
Reasons Behind the Failure of the Provisional Government The provisional government was brought about after the fall of the Tsarist government collapsed. This was done purely because of lack of support for the Tsar and being the only major party. They were in power for 8months and after making five serious errors; they were removed from power by force. Kerensky ran the provisional government and it was his lack of judgement, just like the Tsars stupidity and gullibility that let him down. The first error he made was that he made no attempt to make the provisional government legitimate.
Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan are undoubtedly some our worst presidents of the United States. Not only were they not strong in the decisive moments when the country needed them, but they both made decisions that placed the country into more peril while leaning more towards one side and ignoring the other. Buchanan intensified the disasters of the Pierce administration by not soothing the tensions between the north and south ultimately leading to the civil war. Peirce and Buchanan entered office with Pierce being sightless, and obsequious while Buchanan was dim and pathetic, which contributed to splitting the country and ruining the opportunity to have their presidencies viewed in a positive light. With sectional tensions running high, Buchanan worsened catastrophes from Pierce’s administration by getting involved in the Dred Scott case and with the admission of Kansas because he sympathized with the South.
Though the League of Nations prevented the out break of war among some nations, it had many failures as well. It’s biggest failure was containing all the world’s major powers. The first issue they faced was that the country whose president came up with the idea of the League of Nations, refused to join. The prestige of the League of Nations was greatly effected because America was one of the most powerful states. Another weakness of the league was that Germany was not allowed to join because they were the reason the war started.
Trotsky’s failure in the period after 1924 is predominantly a result of his own mistakes, Trotsky was widely considered to have been a “naïve idealist who refused to play the political game” thus allowing him to adopt the title as “the architect of his own downfall”. Trotsky’s personality played a huge role in his isolation from the Bolshevik party. His arrogance and air of superiority allowed Trotsky to make unnecessary enemies with other members from within the Bolshevik Party. Trotsky frequently patronised those around him and considered himself to be above certain mundane elements of politics “If an address to the Central Committee bored him, Trotsky was known to have read a novel instead.” . Trotsky constantly found himself making new enemies as a result of his seemingly self-absorbed personality.