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.
Jefferson won the contest and Burr became vice-president. Jefferson doubted his loyalty and soon began to withhold patronage from Burr a... ... middle of paper ... ...a busy and lucrative law practice. He continued to have a strong influence in the public councils, however. He supported a defiant posture toward France during the XYZ AFFAIR (1798), and as inspector general of the army (1798-1800) he took charge of organizing the nation's defenses. Bitterly disappointed in President John ADAMS's erratic leadership, Hamilton openly opposed Adams's reelection in 1800.
He firmly believed that the Government should be restricted and become the “simple machine in which the constitution created';.1 He had a strong yet stubborn personality and for the most part began his presidential career as a well liked man. However, some Jackson supporters were not fully aware of his views and intentions. He was known for ignoring Supreme Court decisions and he vetoed twelve bills while in his two terms as U.S. President.2 Jackson did not fear the use and enforcement of violence to prove his points and acquire what he thought necessary. Public opinion was not a large concern of the seventh president either. Jackson usually sought to implement what he wanted personally rather than what may have been more beneficial for the country.
Although it was difficult he created the Continental Army, which fought and won the American Revolution. After eight-year, his army defeated the British at Yorktown, Virginia, and forced Great Britain to grant independence to its richest overseas possession. After this victory, Washington was the most admired man in the United States. He could have done whatever he wanted but he decided that he wasn't going to use his power against the people but for the people. He continued to follow the weak and divided Continental Congress.
He once believed that these actions were injustice, but in the end of his presidency he left with this act placed upon America, like a stamp indicating his changed self. Jefferson in the beginning of his presidency was a man with Democratic-Republican blood running through his veins. He lived only by the Constitution’s words, giving the states the power and having no debt or unreasonable excises, but as his presidency went on his philosophies merged with those of Federalists, and he had to do what he thought was best for his country. He did things he desperately needed to, accepting unconstitutional purchases of land, placing injustice acts upon his citizens, and enlarging the navy. If he had stuck to his Democratic-Republican ideas and not taken necessary actions, America would not have ever come as far along as it did during Jefferson’s presidency.
The prominent politicians of the day had many different opinions. George Washington focused on the importance of remaining neutral during the end of his second term. John Adams inherited the problem when he was inaugurated. However, his views clashed with those of his vice president Thomas Jefferson who favored affiliation with the French. Adams also disagreed with Alexander Hamilton a leader in the Federalist Party with which Adams was supposed to be affiliated.
During his first term as president, the issue of impressment came up heavily. The non intercourse act that was passed did not prevent the American merchants from trading with the countries that were embargoed(France and England). This lead to him declaring the war of 1812, which he knew they were not prepared to fight. The union was in discord and Madison was not supported, eventually leading to the British marching in and burning the White House. The battle of New Orleans was one of the most memorable battles of the war, resulting in a victory for the U.S.
Andrew Jackson first gained popularity as one of America’s greatest war heroes. Fighting in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Jackson illustrated his bravery and won over the nation’s appeal before his presidency was even on the horizon. Known as the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, American’s worshipped Jackson for concluding the war of 1812, or so they believed. Although he is known as a war hero, Jackson also is known for disobeying multiple orders during war time. Prior to his presidency, Jackson invaded Florida against orders.
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.
While in the legislature in Virginia Jefferson wrote the Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom which inspired the first amendment of the Un... ... middle of paper ... ...rs and prodigalities of their rulers, I have cherished their opposites: peace, economy, and riddance of public debt, believing that these were the high road to public as well as private prosperity and happiness.” (The Declaration of Independence) His robust ideas and speeches guided the Union to freedom from the British Empire. The Declaration Of Independence is a renowned achievement in which he declared all men equal and promised Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. In the most consequential election to date, Jefferson prevailed and made many profound contributions to the US, essentially doubling the size of our nation with the Louisiana purchase. Thomas Jefferson is a respected and reproached man in almost equal measure in American History, inspiring heroic ideas for the founding of the United States, but also created some of its crucial forthcomings.