Leaving the states the responsibility of eliminating the debt he thought was best. On the issue of the existing revolutionary war bonds, Jefferson believed in paying back the original owners, the people who funded winning the war (mostly the common people). A protective tariff, Jefferson thought, helped the South more than the North, and thought it was not just. The Secretary of the Treasury did not fancy a levy dubbed The Whiskey Tax. This tithe would have greatly affected the... ... middle of paper ... ...ooked down upon additionally.
Jefferson believed that America would only be successful if there was an equilibrium between farmers and planters. In Zinn’s discussion about Jefferson, he stated that Jefferson wanted a healthy society. This healthy society should include rebellion, unlike what Hamilton thought, he would much rather put an end to any form of rebellion that’s why he rounded militia to dissolve the rebellion against individuals who did not want to pay taxes. This supports the notion of the era being exclusive. Both Thomas Jefferson Celebrates the virtue of the Yeoman Farmer, 1782 and Alexandre Hamilton Envisions a Developed American Economy 1791 document supports the divisiveness and exclusion of the time period because the Federalist and Democratic-Republicans had different insight on how the country should be governed.
The Democratic-Republicans began to push for a military, tariffs, and a regulated commerce. They began to loosely interpret the constitution as well; but their changes were all sacrifices to their larger principals, westward and inward expansion, promoting the agriculture, and spreading liberty. The Federalists began to strictly interpret the constitution and limiting the powers of government; however, they did so in order to preserve and protect trade and commerce, as well as to keep their party alive. Both parties had a distinguished evolution, giving up many of their beliefs and tenets, but both held true to their larger principles.
And for the people this meant spending money on America, not other countries to keep the economy going, and the government had similar ideals. The Republican presidential domination, which included Warren Harding (Doc.A), was centered around the popular republican ideal of the time of what Harding called a “return to normalcy”. This meant no U.S. foreign involvement and a pro-business traditional government. This pro-business attitude could... ... middle of paper ... ...the economy, and the government reverted itself to a more laissez-faire capitalism to try and support this. They focused on the growth of big business, and the American economy, and were isolationist because they knew both the human and financial costs of getting involved in foreign affairs.
When Jefferson first became president he had no intentions of remodeling the government to make it into a republican government. Jefferson made small reforms to the government so that both the republicans and federalists could coexist amiably. A small reform that Jefferson created was removing the excise tax. Hamilton had put the tax in place to help lower national debt. But Jefferson viewed that it only bred bureaucrats and put an unnecessary burden upon the farmers.
In his true ideology, Jefferson said that a republic did not require a powerful central government to flourish. In fact, he felt that the health of the nation was inversely proportional to the power of the federal government. ******In Document A, Jefferson writes of the preservation of the constitution and the princ... ... middle of paper ... ... 1801 to 1807, Jeffersons policies initially reflected these Republican priorities, which meant decreasing the power of the federal government and the army and navy, and ending federal taxation as well as placing the national debt on the road to extinction. By 1807, circumstances dictated that Jefferson take some actions which seemed to contradict his ideals. From 1808 to 1817, threats to the United States’s strength as a nation and domestic and political struggles, forced James Madison to also veer away from the ideology that he initially preached.
Repealing this embargo showed that America favored Britain and France. This decision sparked worry in Americans because this could easily lead to involvement in the war. Roosevelt’s response to this fear of war was quite simple; we can only stay out of war if the British and French do well. Roosevelt starts this “sales pitch” by using rational appeal, in attempts to prove this is the logical approach. Roosevelt does this by explaining he repealed the embargo to supply these countries with the proper firepower to protect democracy.
Jefferson worried that the acquisition of foreign territory was not covered by the Constitution, and suspected that he was funding Napoleon's imperial ambitions, but ultimately decided that the opportunity was too good to pass up. His foreign policy was one which changed over the years. Thomas Jefferson's ideals were that of a non-intervention... ... middle of paper ... ...Purchase though, the twelfth amendment went against Jefferson’s ideals. The reform of the Electoral College made it less likely that state delegations in the House would choose the president. With the Twelfth Amendment, he guaranteed his own re-election; he could now overlook the tension with states' rights.
One difference between the Federalist and the Republicans was how they went about dealing with Britain and France. The Republicans wanted to build stronger ties with the French, they supported the government that had taken over France after the Revolution. While the Federalist believed that the American foreign policy should favor the British interest. The Republicans believed in protecting what was best for the working classes such as the merchants, farmers, and labors. They believed that an agri... ... middle of paper ... ...urban growth and didn’t like or trust the common man, and Jefferson feared industrial and urban growth and idealized the common man.
Roosevelt thought that the fight against the depression was like fighting a war. Consequently, he used the Trading with the Enemy Act (passed during World War 1) which allowed him to change the law without asking Congress. Roosevelt was determined to take positive action to restore peoples’ confidence in the economy - this was the New Deal. Aims of the New Deal: Roosevelt took positive action by establishing the Federal Government Alphabet Agencies. Unlike Hoover, Roosevelt thought that the Federal Government had a responsibility to help.