Both Thomas Jefferson’s and Andrew Hamilton’s beliefs and views helped to shape the United States into the country it is today. Although both men had excellent intentions for the future of America, their desires for America and its government conflicted in numerous ways. One important conflict between Jefferson and Hamilton was their opinion on the type of government the United States should have. Jefferson felt that a government run by the majority would be the most ideal form of government. He says, “After all, it is my principle that the will of the Majority should always prevail.
The conflict that took shape in the 1790s between the Federalists and the Democratic-republicans exercised a profound impact on American history. The Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, who had married into the wealthy Schuyler family, represented the urban mercantile interests of the seaports; the Democratic-republicans, led by Thomas Jefferson, spoke for the rural and southern interests. The debate between the two concerned the power of the central government versus that of the states, with the Federalists favoring the former and the Democratic-republicans advocating states' rights. Hamilton sought a strong central government acting in the interests of commerce and industry. He brought to public life a love of efficiency, order and organization.
Luke Johnston Research a Journal MWF 10 Most clear thinking Americans could probably tell you at least the rudimentary facts of who Thomas Jefferson was. Far fewer would likely have a definite idea of who Alexander Hamilton was and what his contributions as a Founding Father were. Yet his conception of an American government was just as important as that of Jefferson. Both founders foresaw the new nation as a great future power, and both had very different maps of how to get it there. Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson where both major players in the development of what is known as our national government today. Even though both men were Founding Fathers in our new nation, they didn’t always see eye to eye on everything. One of those subjects was the issue of a national bank for the United States. Hamilton, being part of the Federalists, believed in a “loose” interpretation of the Constitution. He believed that the Constitution gave the federal government opportunities to do whatever was “necessary and proper” as in a national bank.
The creation of the political parties first emerged during the 1790s. Two of the founding fathers had different views on how the country should be governed. Alexander Hamilton was the leader of the Federalists, while Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the Anti-Federalist also known as the Republicans. Both of their political differences had a great impact on helping develop important aspects of the country. Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers that contributed a lot to the creation of the country.
Hamilton’s Vision of America’s Future The Boston Tea Party in 1770, Declaration of Independence in 1776, Revolutionary War in 1775-1783 is some of the events that played significance in the creation of a nation. Alexander Hamilton who was secretary of the treasury in 1790’s, issued three reports where his vision of America’s future was put in words. The First Report on Public Credit George Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton the first Secretary of the United States Treasury, Hamilton believed in a strong centralized government, and wanted to create a financial and economic program where banks and factories bring wealth to the nation. In the first report Hamilton outlined the importance to create a plan that supports Public Credit. In his report Hamilton stated “in a country, which, like this, is possessed of little active wealth, or in other words, little monied capital, the necessity for that resource, must, in such emergencies, be proportionably urgent” (Hamilton, The First Report on Public Credit, January 9, 1790).
How well was the American Constitution designed to meet the problems faced by the USA after 1783? The American constitution was designed by the founding fathers to maintain the liberty of man, to preclude the possibility of tyranny and to strengthen the central government. The big issue confronting the USA was the growth of national unity amongst the states. Though the war of independence had a powerfully nationalising effect, the articles of confederation provided only a weak central government. This weak government had little legitimate authority and state sovereignty heavily outweighed the decisions made by the confederation.
Chris Sadlon SS/ Core 3 Compare contrast Both Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson have different views about the future of America, but both think there way will make America a better place. Hamilton believed in the government getting stronger with the rise of large companies that can make more jobs. The question is what decision will help us more? As they both had different views they created the first parties but they might have been called the same as now but they were a little different. Jefferson and Hamilton had different thoughts for America and the power for the people.
The Growth of Presidential Power In The Federalist No.51, James Madison held that he worried that the “balance of powers” tilted toward the legislative branch; he believed in a bicameral legislature for Congress so that it would not overwhelm or narrow the powers of the other branches. Over the course of the nineteenth century, however, a number of presidents have worked to protect and expand the autonomy of the executive branch. Andrew Jackson, for example, was the first president ever to make extensive use of the veto, and Abraham Lincoln broadened the scope of his wartime powers with his role as commander-in-chief. Even in recent years, the president’s unilateral power has grown with the implementation of policies such as the Bush Doctrine and the Patriot Act which have demonstrated the tremendous expansion of executive privilege and power. With the turn of a more complex century, where presidential power continues to grow with each term, it becomes crucial to analyze the actions of past presidents to prevent an imbalance within American government.
James Madison, the father of our constitution, provided us with probably the most important document in the history of the united states during its time.Our founding fathers, people who owned slaves and thought people of being cynical, created the constitution.Replacing the Articles of Confederation, it provided a strong central government where government power was separated and given checks and balances so that government would not get as big and powerful like britain did.Now in the twenty first century, where social structure has changed, technology has become king, and the amount of amendments to the constitution are numerous,is the constitution relevant? It is easy to say that the constitution is very old, two hundred and twenty five years old.