How would they appease all of the states and how would they unify the nation? The founders had to come together for the same cause and unify in themselves before they could unify a nation. Not all the founders were unified though, and it caused problems with the central unity that had to be formed for the founding o... ... middle of paper ... ... the United Stated is still together today. No matter how many corrupt politicians or non-virtuous men take office, the men who created the Constitution created a document that would keep the people unified enough to fight through it and the people would prevail. Hamilton defended the small thought of republicanism even though there was no sure was that it would prevail.
As a federalist Alexander Hamilton wanted to establish a stronger federal government under a new Constitution. He met in Philadelphia with other delegates to discuss how to fix the Articles of Confederation that created a weak central government. During the meeting, Hamilton expressed his view that a dependable current source of revenue would be crucial to develop a more powerful and resilient central government. Although Hamilton played a diminutive part in the writing of the Constitution itself, he did heavily influence its ratification. In cooperation with James Madison and John Jay, Hamilton wrote fifty one of eighty five essays under the joint title The Federalist “The Federalist Paper.” In the essays, he cunningly explained and defended the newly drafted Constitution prior to its approval.
It was these ideals that essentially led to the development of the Anti-Federalists who feared that such great allocations of power to centralized government would lead to a centralized rule that could not be controlled. Once the Federalists had control of the federal government, the fears of the Anti-Federalists quickly came to fruition. Although the Anti-Federalists were in opposition to the actions and strength of the federal government under Federalist control, certain accommodations were made to appease some Anti-Federalists. The main one being that Thomas Jefferson, a leader of the Anti-Federalists was made vice-president after losing in a presidential
This core concept influenced the policies they sponsored, their ideologies, our government, and how the constitution is, was, and just might always be viewed. A notable example of their differences was how Hamilton and Jefferson argued about how the federal government should interpret the Constitution. Jefferson wished for the Constitution to be read in as literal a sense as possible and limited the implied powers of Congress, a process called Strict Construction. Hamilton, as always with Jefferson's ideas, disagreed with this. Hamilton advocated for Broad Construction, the belief that Congress is allowed to exercise their implied powers.
The foreshadowing or the dispute between these two men, begin when Washington was the president. Washington acted carfully and delibratly, aware of the need to build an executive structure that could accommodate future presidents. He hoped to prevent sectionalism from dividing the new nation. An able administrator, he nevertheless failed to heal the widening gap between parties led by secretary of treasury Alexander Hamilton. Becuase he supported many of Hamiltons policies-the assumption of state debts, the bank of the United Stated, and the excise tax.
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.
He was a truly remarkable man who set forth the basic ideals and beliefs in government that have stayed the same for over two hundred years. In researching Thomas Jefferson I see a man who poetically expressed the fundamental purpose behind government that is, I feel, sometimes overlooked in today's political government and by the media. Thomas Jefferson believed that states could best govern the domestic matters within its state, but a strong Central Government is needed as well to deal with foreign affairs and to keep the country strong as a unified nation. "While smaller governments [states] are better adapted to the ordinary objects of society, larger confederations more effectively secure independence and the preservation of republican government. "-Thomas Jefferson to the Rhode Island Assembly, 1801.
The Founding Fathers were the men recognized for drafting the United States Constitution and are often viewed as an unselfish group of men who shared a singular belief about how government should work. The truth about the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention and the differing political factions is not as unified and glamorous as this storybook image of history would have us to believe. Their finished product did result in a lasting framework that defined our government‘s structure as well as establishing liberty as a cornerstone to our new society. The magnificent result should not gloss over the messy, sausage-making process that this massive overhaul of government actually was. This brief paper will discuss why the Anti-Federalists’ contribution to the creation of the Constitution cannot or should not be discounted.
When they realized that under the Articles of Confederation was too lax they knew they needed to make a new written form of government that could better sustain society so they scheduled the constitutional Convention where Jefferson was chosen to be the one who actually wrote the Constitution. The written form of government that we still have today with only a few modifications. The effect Jeffersons works have on society are monumental. His works we live by today.
Now that I had the chance to understand both points of views, I see why the Anti-Federalists were not thrilled to be pushed aside by the new constitution. There were illegal actions taken, leaving many people wondering if the Federalists were the best group of people to decide what laws the states had to follow. James Madison and other’s changed the constitution for the better. The Federalists were right in creating a new constitution because the nation needed and still needs a central government for each state to respond too and keep the