Roosevelt often took a more aggressive approach to domestic policy in that he would go against the Old Guard Republicans, whereas Wilson was one to speak directly in front of congress in order to gain their support. Roosevelt became president towards the beginning of the progressive movement, and so he had a harder time trying make reforms than Wilson did. Also, by telling the public that he was only going to run one term, his chances of running for a second term was greatly diminished, which is one of the reasons why Wilson came ahead in the election of 1912. Roosevelt promoted New Nationalism, while Wilson promoted New Freedom. They were very popular presidents in the eyes of the American people.
Although he could not convince his fellow politicians on Capitol Hill of the probable success of his ideas, he did persuade the fellow writers of the Treaty of Versailles to use his Fourteen Points. America’s role as a political global superpower was established during his Presidency, as well as the modern policy that peace depends on the spread of democracy, and that national interest consists of adhering to a global system of law. The formation of modern American diplomacy can not only be attributed to Wilson, for the policies of Theodore Roosevelt are what initiated his diplomatic policies. Roosevelt convinced Congress to strengthen the Army and Navy, and began major involvement in European affairs. His foreign policy regarding the Caribbean followed the policy of the Monroe Doctrine, that to maintain order in the Caribbean, foreign nations could not be involved, however Roosevelt did not follow the Doctrine to the extent of forceful evacuation of the Americas, he did use diplomatic means.
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.
The real problem was that over time most people change, even the mighty states rights advocate. Throughout Thomas Jefferson’s presidency he maintained many of his Democratic-Republican philosophies, but as time went on he took a path of moderation between Federalists and Republicans that would later affect many of his presidential decisions. Thomas Jefferson despised the British government system; for that reason, he learned that the power must be spread out between the states for a successful country. When Jefferson took his turn in office, he initiated the Revolution of 1800, and tried to influence his ideas of a republican government. He maintained philosophies throughout his presidency that consisted of a government where the constitution, by only its written words, led capital hill, and that any unreasonable act placed upon the citizens of America was uncalled for.
Theodore Roosevelt was and is the most famous of the Progressives and Woodrow Wilson who was a Progressive Democrat, would go head to head for election as President of the United States. Roosevelt had been President of the United States from 1900-1907. Each of them had their strong points and ideals of what needed to be accomplished to build a stronger nation, but what those ideals were and how to go about enacting them was very much different. Even though both were leaders of the Progressive Movement, Roosevelt and Wilson were very different men. Theodore Roosevelt was well known by the people for being for the people and willing to stand shoulder to should with “anyone who had a forward-thinking vision of the future and intense convictions,” he called them Progressives (Bowles, M.D., 2011).
Though it is a widely unpopular belief, some believe that Lincoln just happened to be president at the time that the war was won by the armies and the citizens. Under this belief, Lincoln fixed and saved the United States solely through the citizens’ desires. In their minds, their “wishes [were replaced with] facts, and make-believe [was] substituted for reality” (Kets de Vries, 1993, p. 11). Lincoln truly became a leader because he was mirroring what his followers wanted to see. Whether or not he just happened to be president at the correct time, Lincoln still fought to protect the United States and keep them together.
McPherson, on the other hand, argues more convincingly that Lincoln accomplished the tasks of defeating the Confederacy and of freeing the slaves by combining these two tasks into one. McPherson and Hearn deal with the same time period, the same President and the same historical events, yet each brings his own interpretation or bias to his depiction of history. For both historians, their biases lead to flaws within their histories occasionally. For McPherson, Lincoln was not only one of the most successful Presidents in American history—he was also a supreme military and political commander who led his generals, as well as American politicians, to a daring victory. This view of Lincoln is not new—praise for Lincoln’s revolutionary leadership and war capabilities can be found d... ... middle of paper ... ...Lincoln’s skills and character enable him to develop a strong relationship with the material he covers, allowing him to form a cohesive and passionate argument.
Their father the Duke of Saxe-Coberg-Gotha, didn’t like the idea. May 24, 1837, she celebrated her 18th birthday. Now the only person standing in the way of her and ... ... middle of paper ... ... her daughters call him “Mama’s Lover”. People got used to seeing them together and there was not much talk about them anymore. He remained on her confident for twenty years.
JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICANISM After the extreme partisanship of 1800, it was expected by supporters and foes alike that the presidential administration of Thomas Jefferson would pioneer substantial and even radical changes. The federal government was now in the hands of a relentless man and a persistent party that planned to diminish its size and influence. But although he overturned the principal Federalist domestic and foreign policies, Thomas Jefferson generally pursued the course as a chief executive, quoting his inaugural address “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” With true republicans warming most of the seats of power throughout the branches, except in the Judiciary, he saw the tools of government as less of a potential instrument of oppression and more of a means to achieve republican goals. Jefferson assumed the presidency in the hopes that his election would represent the triumph of the true republican principles of the American Revolution; “......the defeat of those who had reverted in varying degrees to policies derived from monarchism.” His first acts were to reduce the size of the government and to cut spending. He believed the strongest government was that which placed the lightest burden on its citizens.