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.
Hamilton and Jefferson rarely agreed with each other, even though they were both in George Washington's cabinet. Jefferson believed that Hamilton wanted a corrupted monarchy in the US. (Document 1) Jefferson's opinion made Hamilton upset and believed his opinion was dangerous to the integrity his administration. Hamilton wrote in a letter to friend that Jefferson is openly hostile to him and his administration. In addition, Jefferson opinion on government are dangerous to America because he does not support funding the debt.
The Whiskey Rebellion was unconstitutional, rude masses of people did not understand the democratic ways, and think they can form a rebellious group every time a law they do not like gets passed. It showed that they need a strong government to prevent that from happeni... ... middle of paper ... ...roved and supported the scots-irish, french, and german immigrants. The thoughts on the Federalists were that they were monarchists tyrants power wanting aristocrats who would try their hardest to get rid of as many right of the common people as possible. They thought the Hamiltonians just wanted to turn America into a monarchy like their ally Britain. A Jeffersonians wrote a newspaper that called John Adams a “ blasted tyrant” their thoughts of the alien and sedition acts were they took rights away from the people so they were unconstitutional.
Adams also disagreed with Alexander Hamilton a leader in the Federalist Party with which Adams was supposed to be affiliated. Hamilton and the Federalists were dead set against any negotiations with France. As leader of the Republican Party Thomas Jefferson viewed the French Revolution as a continuation of the American Revolution, a movement Republicans were sure would travel around the world. They considered the French Revolutionaries as heroic patriots. England, which had taken advantage of France’s weak state after their revolution and attacked, was therefore the villain.
Adams was criticized by both parties: his own, the Federalists and the Republicans. He was also called a warmonger and an indecisive leader during wartime; along with his uncontrollable temper, he would make rash decisions without consulting his cabinet members (Gevinson). Britain and America signed the Jay’s Treaty in 1794, and it caused France to be highly unsatisfied ("Thomas Jefferson 's Monticello"). As a result in 1796, the French began to snatch or capture American merchant ships by surprise (“Milestones: 1784–1800 - Office of the Historian").However, the Foreign Minister decided to not be cooperative and instead insulted the American envoys; this incident became known as the XYZ affairs, and it, “sparked a white-hot reaction within the United States” ( “John Adams: Foreign Affairs”). President Adams requested Congress to to create a navy because the protecting American commerce was the top priority (Magill 46).
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. Notably absent from the Philadelphia Convention was Thomas Jefferson . Jefferson and Hamilton were archrival and had opposing views in most everything . Jefferson was always on the side of individual liberty, he thought that Shay’s rebellion was justified. He believed that in order to have a true democracy it is necessary for people to protest every now and then.
Adams started out as the Vice President to George Washington, and it was contested by many who should take his position instead as Adams held monarchical principles that many in the opposition party viewed as non-representative of the principles of the American people, and dangerous to the republicanism ideals that the country was founded on, specifically how the United States separated from the monarchy of Great Britain to turn around and have leaders that promote such ideas. During Adam’s election, the Federalists viewed him as a liability for their cause, and the Hamiltonian Federalists, the majority at the time, decided to promote another candidate, Thomas Pinckney. Adams became everyone’s second choice in the election because, while he might be a danger to the federal interests, he was seen as the middle ground candidate between Jefferson and Pinckney. Adams held a pessimistic view of the future of the republican government; that corruption would end the republic early on in the United State’s life. He was elected to president in 1796, and had a notable presidency, with Jefferson as Vice President, of Hamiltonian Federalists versus Adams Federalists versus Jeffersonian Republicans fighting over power.
For example, in Document D, when federalist Daniel Webster talks about the the cruel ways of James Madison and the Secretary of War (meaning drafting men from the Militita to the Regular Army), you must stop and think: aren't the federalists for a strong military? In fact they are, but here, a federalist is criticizing the other party for wanting to strenghten the military. If they wanted to be like the British, they would want a strong military and navy no matter what. All of these documents prove that both parties had an unequal distribution between both strict and loose constructionism. Neither of them were completely equal on what their party stood for.
The United States had entered World War I against many wishes of the American public, which made the ratification for the peace agreement an even more difficult task. Woodrow Wilson justified American involvement by claiming that an Ally victory would ensure a new world order. The war would be used as an instrument to "make the world safe for democracy". However, many Americans, government officials, and even the Allies did not agree with the progressive ideals that would be enforced to attain the peace that Wilson had desired and promised. 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.
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).