Bea Asuncion 2/23/12 Honors US History DBQ The Articles of Confederation was passed by Congress in 1777 and provided the United States with an ineffective government from 1781 to 1789. Under the Articles of Confederation, the states had adopted a new type of government called democracy. In this government, the states were given far more superior powers over the national government. As a result, this caused economic, social, and political problems not only within the states but with other countries as well. The Articles of Confederation was effective in some ways.
Howe wanted negotiation more than outright victory because he was not only commander in chief but (together with his brother, Adm. Lord Richard Howe) peace commissioner in America. This schizoid role handicapped him both as military leader and as diplomat; yet events of summer and fall 1776 suggested that he would succeed. After the British evacuated Boston, defeats and disaster filled the rest of 1776. The army Congress had sent to invade Canada in June 1775 collapsed in the summer of 1776. After capturing Montréal, the Continentals failed to take Québec, and were forced to raise their siege when British reinforcements arrived by ship in May.
Paige Gay 11/4/12 Fueled by Forgotten Willentz defines democracy as,” Sovereignty rightly belongs to the mass of ordinary individual and equal citizens.” (Willentz 5). The Revolution gave rise to this idea of democracy as it resulted in the first form of representative government. Though the ingredients were all there, the constitution created a form of government that concentrated the power in the federal government. Wilentz notes that an increasing desire from democracy arose from discontents of this fairly new federal government. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that people began to take more interest and involvement in the problem.
This is the point in history where Alexander Hamilton’s rather aggressive support of the Constitution he was supposedly not entirely approving of and had no part in the drafting of, should give one pause for thought. He and two others began a covert, underhanded, and brilliant hard sell through publicly released anonymous essays, influencing public opinion through the media. As stated by Whitten (2010): The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution. In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed "PUBLIUS" and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay contributed the remaining five.
None of the colleges or universities admitted women students. She was barred from nearly all profitable employments. If she did get one of those jobs, she received only one-fourth the man's salary for the same work. She could not become a doctor or lawyer, or a minister. If she was married, any wages she might earn were not hers, but must be handed by the employer to her husband, who was in every way her master.
Anthony, the opposition of women’s rights became more clearly defined. Text from the trial furthermore invoked the need for women to become demanding and continue the fight for freedom and equality. The judge made one thing very clear, Women’s rights were not going to be obtained the natural God given way, or through the court system that had been designed to protect citizens and their rights. The discrimination faced by women in 1873 can be clearly seen in the recounting of this trail. Nowhere in the United States Constitution does it state women cannot vote, nor has it ever.
The differences between being a Black woman and a White woman were drastic. During the time black women were slaves, and had no rights for themselves. White women on the other hand weren’t slaves and had few rights but still had the right to freedom which is huge. Black children were not allowed to attend school, but White children were allowed. Black women weren’t even allowed to keep their child even if they birthed them!
| | | Graded Assignment Growth of Democracy (50 points) 1. The presidential campaign of 1828 was unlike any other that had come before it. Explain how and why the election process had changed from that of earlier elections, and describe the long-term effects it had on the political process in the United States. Include information about each of these points in your answer: Economic and social changes in the United States: how had the nation changed since 1800? The makeup of the electorate: What types of people were allowed and not allowed to vote?
U.S. History Professor Belanger Analysis on Reconstruction Ends Dec 14th 2011 Elizabeth cady Stanton wrote a paper entitled “Home Life” which talks about women feminism and how women wanted to be equal just like men in marriages. In the early 1800s women had no rights in terms of voting for high ranking officials and they weren’t allowed in court rooms to voice their displeasure on how the government views them as just being care takers. Elizabeth Stanton worked extensively with Susan b Anthony on establishing an association that would fight for women rights and women suffrage. In 1875 Susan b Anthony who was suffragists voted in the presidential election hoping the fourteenth and 15th amendment would get reconstructed giving women
Each branch “checks” the power of the other branches to make sure that the power is balanced between them. When a president vetos a bill it is considered apart of checks and balances historically Andrew Jackson vetoed around twenty bills, he was the first to do this. e.) The idea of The Electoral College. In the early days of America they had a debate on how the president should be elected. One idea was to have him selected by the congress, this idea was thrown out because people thought that it would be used to serve the congresses purpose.