However, some people, such as Jefferson and small farmers opposed his ideas, because they believed in states' rights and a strict interpretation of the constitution, which led to the split of two different political parties. Before Hamilton's plan, America was having financial problems. There were war debts that were unpaid and individual states and even Congress issued worthless paper money. Hamilton created a plan that would first pay down the national debt and then assume the debt of the states. This was called the Assumption Plan.
Jefferson knew that American farmers needed more land, and he had to go against his belief of a strict constitution. However during the same time the Federalists became strict constructionists of the constitution. They argued that this transfer of land was unconstitutional. The Federalists said that this new land was worthless and would only put the country even more in debt. Their main reason for that was that the creation of new states would decrease their power in congress.
Both classes had disagreements with the Articles of Confederation. Federalists say that the articles were weak and ineffective because the state governments was too weak to apply laws and ordered for a national government instead. We Anti-federalists however believed that the Articles of Confederation was a good plan and that there should not be a government more powerful than the state governments. Believing that state governments should have more power compared to the national government was one of the big reasons why the anti-federalists supported the Articles of Confederation. How about the U.S constitution, what factors were held to point out?
These social differences caused much tension between the states. This tension was the first cause of the civil war. The second cause of the civil war was the battle being waged between state rights and federal rights. One side argued that the state needed more power to control itself and the other side argued for more control on a federal level. When things came to a crescendo, many leaders came together and secretly created our constitution.
Parliament couldn’t agree on anything such as taxes. The Earl Of Essex was in favour of lowering taxes so that the nation could get back to normal as quickly as possible whilst Sir Arthur Haselrig on the side of the Independents was all for raising taxes and believed that failure to reach a settlement was not the Army’s fault. They also disagreed on
Debates Surrounding the Ratifying of the Constitution Both the proponents and opponents of ratification of the United States constitution had a plethora of justifications for their viewpoints. These groups, however, did not agree on which issues were the most relevant to their arguments, and as such, fractured into several smaller sub factions. The three eminent factions in this grand debate over the future of our country were the Federalists, who believed in a strong and centralized government that would support protect and subsidize their businesses. Federalists had two schools of thought, both belonging to the cause known as anti-federalism. They had substantial overlap but differed on their reasons for opposing the Constitution.
The fact that the new laws were passing allowing taxes to occur was frightening to Dickenson. He believes that they should do whatever it takes for America to pay the taxes. He thinks it is wrong that they are getting away with not paying. He believes sitting back and not doing anything is counter productive to the cause. Dickenson and Franklin are on opposite sides.
Issues like the role of the government, the people’s rights, and international affairs were some of the more major aspects that prompted the evolution of the first American political party system. The administration of Washington and Adam’s dueled it out with their contributions to the solving of these national problems in the midst of deciding whether such things as state power and people’s rights were dangerous to the state of the national government. After all these things forming throughout their legacy, factions known as the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian transformed into political parties that gave opposing views on our nation. As the new American government began to form, because of the division between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, Washington realized there needed to be a President in charge who could balance the nation with power and release to the people. He stood for a strong federal government because he strongly struggled with giving states too much power, thinking they would start a rebellion in which could not be controlled.
John Hughes and Benjamin Franklin came up with the Stamp Act which many people did not like. (DOC G) John Hughes was beggining to run the government down into nothing. Which would cause more taxes for the Americans and whatnot. The Americans would really begin to not like John Hughes and want to separate from Britian even more. So these were some of the reasons tt the American colones separated from the British.
Since the government could not set up a national currency, and states were allowed to make their own, this caused trade between states to be very difficult. In Joseph Jones letter to George Washington (DOC C), he wrote how war veterans felt mistreated when they were not paid and the pay that was earned did not have much value. Jones wrote “One ground of discontent in the army is the delay in complying with their requests.” By never giving congress the power to establish a set currency for the nation, money traded between each state had