The Whigs had hoped with the King replaced by the Prince of Wales they would soon be propelled into office. The friendship alliance between the Whig party and the Prince of Wales had brought the party into further disrepute as the reagent had been extremely unpopular with a notorious reputation for exploiting his position in power. After the Kings recovery the Whigs further distanced themselves from the monarchy and therefore their hopes of ever coming to office declined dramatically. After the outbreak of revolution in France in 1792 the party faced the problem of split opinion amongst its members. Although the French revolution did further the divide between some members, many of the ideological differences existed prior to the outbreak and were simply exposed showing the party to be split and erratic.
The war of 1812 began long before war was declared. It began right after the war of Independence. The British were not too fond of us breaking away from their empire, and they soon figured out that many revolts were because we had fought and won. They taxed our merchants, and hassled our ships, but they crossed the line when they began to impress our sailors into their navy. They claimed that these people had “deserted” the royal navy and should be given back.
This created a rift in the administration, for Washington generally favored Hamiliton (Smelser & Gundersen, 1975), and disregarded Adams (Ferling, 1992). Hamilton also went to great lengths to drive Jefferson out of the cabinet (Allison, 1966). Jefferson did finally, indeed, resign from the cabinet. The Federalists “party,” of which Hamiliton w... ... middle of paper ... ...larity in the latter part of his term. It should also be pointed out that though the Sedition Act was anti-democratic in practice, Thomas Jefferson, who defeated Adams, used it against the Federalists in 1803 (People v. Croswell) and indicted a publisher (DeCarolis, 1995).
The War of 1812 was definitely a war this nation could have gone without taking part in. It was ridiculous to lose so many valuable American lives for such worthless reasons - pride. Pride should be swallowed in certain occasions: this was definitely a time in which our leaders of America could easily have swallowed their pride at much less of a cost. American merchants and greed can be held at fault for this costly American war. Had merchants not pushed so hard this war may had been avoided, but they fact is it did.
Eric Cantor, the House Republican leader, said he would shut off major legislation which further on could potentially affect our economic recovery an entire congressional session. Another example of a Republican who isn’t exactly fit for the political job is Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich saw the House as a rotten and corrupt institution largely because it was run by democrats. When Gingrich won control over the House, it only resulted in wasted money and stationary committee nameplates. He also decimated the traditional committee system, and reduced the power of the committee chairman.