According to the Johnson County Community College’s historians, the name "Whig," which Revolutionary patriots also used to signify their opposition to King George III, was chosen to echo the American Whigs of 1776 and meant to convey; and throughout their twenty-year history, fought for independence, and because "Whig" was then a widely recognized label of choice for people who saw themselves as opposing tyranny. According to professor Michael F. Holt , the Whig party combined Anti-masons and National Republicans as well as two different groups of southern anti-Jackson people who had supported Henry Clay and his policy in 1832 because they considered National Republicans' nationalistic economic program as an unconstitutional illegality of states' rights. The issue that united anti-Jackson men in the Whig party in 1834 was their common displeasure at Jackson's executive order of September 1833 removing federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. They believed in the strong government and interference in the national economy. That’s why Whigs defended Henry Clay’s vision of the American system, which involved existence o... ... middle of paper ... ...time of two political parties with different points of views on almost all aspects of American life, except one – American people should have a good life.
It is importa... ... middle of paper ... ...ion, Lincoln can be said to have re-invigorated American liberalism as well. Therefore, Lincoln’s greatness rests not upon his Emancipation proclamation, or among his winning the war. Instead, the importance of Lincoln lies in his ability to allow the nation to mature and to grow under his Presidency into roughly the same contiguous nation that exists to this date. Abraham Lincoln, then, can truly be called a great leader and President. 9 Declaration of Independence.
His accomplishments in preserving the Union, abolish slavery, establishing the Republican Party, enforcing the first income tax, and the construction transcontinental railroad all helped in establishing who Abraham Lincoln was. References Bailey, B., Blight, D., Katzman, D., Logevall, F., Norton, M., Paterson, T., & Tuttle, W., (2007). A people and a nation. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA. Davis, C. K.. Don’t know much about History: Everything you need to know about American history.
I aim to prove that Lincoln acting like a typical politician, used his speeches as an opportunity to further his own political agenda and that it is only at his second inaugural address that he effectively responds to the tensions and tragedies of the Civil War. The subject of Abraham Lincoln’s “Cooper Union Address” ostensibly concerns the Republican position on the question of weather the federal government has the power to prohibit slavery in federal territories (Lincoln, Cooper Union Address). However he also uses the speech to carry out several other partisan goals. In Lincoln’s introduction he states, “The facts with which I shall deal this evening are mainly old and familiar” (Lincoln, Cooper Union Address). Additionally, the first part of his speech is given in a highly legalistic and logical f... ... middle of paper ... ...s it sound like an absolute and final judgment on the question of responsibility for the war.
The dual party’s re-birth to American politics and democracy emerged during Andrew Jackson’s 1828 campaign. The Democratic Party was shaped by the values common masses placed on liberty and conflict regarding intense political issues during America’s early antebellum years. Remini’s investigation revealed that both conflicts were due to Andrew Jackson’s implementation to the presidency. However, the most instrumental reform was in Jacksonian Democracy, for without a passionate commitment to equality the United States would fall to the greed and private interests of republicanism. McGuire 2 The single-party political faction appeared after the Hartford Convention in 1812.
Assuming that Mr. Bush wrote this speech, we can explore his persuasive ability by analyzing his speech and the website. Bush appeals strongly to his listener’s sense of value with the claim that freedom is “America’s greatest export.” In the lines that follow he emphasizes that he is interested in the prosperity of America. His appeal is extended when he describes schoolyards as becoming battlefields and alludes to the Ame... ... middle of paper ... ...olitics. The idea of the election is to sound the most charismatic and he takes one last opportunity to mention the “tarnished ideals” of America and give his vote of confidence in the last line, “We have a long way to go, but we start today. And I hope you’ll join me.” George W. Bush creates a compassionate and operative way of presenting the issues that he feels strongly about.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1990 - as quoted in - Klingaman, William K. Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation: 1861-1865. New York: Viking, 2001. Norton, Mary Beth et al. A People and a Nation: A History of the United States. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.
Ferling, in Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, argues that the Federalists still wanted to be connected to the mother country, Britain, and his thesis also states that the Republicans taking power was the “fulfillment” of the American Revolution. In the election, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, both Republicans, tied, which held up the transition of power. Everyone was aware that a Republican would win, after Adam’s unsatisfactory presidency, but no one knew which candidate would pull through. The House of Representatives was to determine the decision for the third president of the United States, as the Constitution stated was to happen when a tie occurred. The tie was finally resolved when James Bayard, a Federalist and the only representative from Delaware, who had complete control over which way his state would vote, caused a break in the tie.
Viroli argues that hatred and fear are correlated and suggest that anyone who is motivated by them will vote for a candidate who will treat members of society who are feared or hated badly . Machiavelli would not consider a candidate of this nature to have virtue. Machiavelli stresses that a good leader must be virtuous and follows in the footstep of great leaders . Machiavelli believed that wisdom was derived from history and that history has a way of repeating itself .Viroli uses Franklin Roosevelt as an example of a good leader. Viroli references President Barack Obama’s ability to make principled compromises, which he claims to have learned from Abraham Lincoln .
Lincoln’s speech, during August of 1862, he reiterated the fact that he would put forth his official duty ahead of his own personal wish that “all men, everywhere, could be free”. The people needed a leader they could trust at this time and with the Civil War in its second year, they needed someone who wasn’t going to make this war about race and instead focus on the country. Whether Mr. Lincoln could end slavery all together, somewhat, or not at all, he would do that in order to make the country whole again. (Doc. 6) While there are critics that attempt to make President Lincoln out to be a war monger and a radical abolitionist, if you really do your research, you will see that he was doing everything he could to be a good president.