Both federalists believed the new Constitution would help with providing protection, the general welfare of the people and enforcing the laws. (Doc 1 & 3) Two men, Patrick Henry and Amos Singletree, were both antifederalist and opposed the Constitution. Patrick opposed the Constitution because he believed the states would lose power. He thought it was too late to try to fix something that separated America from Great Britain. Amos Singletree believed the men who drafted the constitution are using it as an excuse to gain more power and money for themselves.
Jefferson and Hamilton had different thoughts for America and the power for the people. Hamilton thought of a strong central government and though most people were self-ignorant and untrustworthy and they wanted to establish a national bank. He wanted to give money to business men to start companies and be successful. Hamilton’s view saw large corporations that could offer many jobs and increase trade with other countries. The trade would give us money to pay our dept.
Hamilton established a plan that consisted of paying off all war debts (including state debts), raising government revenues, and creating a national bank. Problems arose over repayment of state debts. Many Southern states had already repaid their war debts and did not think it was fair to ask them to help pay the Northern states’ debts. When Hamilton established a national bank, many constituents were happy because a national bank would give the government a safe place to keep money, make loans to the government and businesses, and issue bank notes. However, Hamilton’s plan showed that there were differences on how to interpret the Constitution.
Mostly the Anti-Federalists thought that the Constitution created too strong of a central government. They felt that the Constitution did not create a Federal government, but a single national government. They were afraid that the power of the states would be lost and that the people would lose their individual rights because a few individuals would take over. As a result, they proposed The Bill of Rights, to make sure the citizens were protected by the law. They believed that no Bill of Rights would be equal to no check on our
Both sides were determined, but I believe that in the end when the South surrendered it was a good thing for both sides. I also think that the South regretted that decision and could have pushed on if they hearts would have still been in it. Lincoln had one main objective to keep the Union together and not let the South secede. One thing the South clearly misjudged was that the North would be able to continue on with the war, they were hoping they would give up at the start. With the ability to gain more soldiers and afford the supplies needed the North had increased its chances of winning the war, the longer the war went on the less chance the South had at winning.
Hamilton feared anarchy and thought in terms of order; Jefferson feared tyranny and thought in terms of freedom Hamilton pointed out that America must have credit for industrial development, commercial activity and the operations of government. It must also have the complete faith and support of the people. There were many who wished to repudiate the national debt or pay only part of it. Hamilton however insisted upon full payment and also upon a plan by which the government took over the unpaid debt of the states incurred during the Revolution. Hamilton also devised a Bank of the United States, with
At the Constitutional Convention the Federalists drew up plans for a new constitution while the Anti-Federalists complained and picked apart their plan, even though the Anti-Federalists had no plan of their own. The main issue the Anti-Federalists had with the new constitution was that they thought that it would not protect the rights of states and individuals. Federalists argued that a stronger government was necessary, not to impede individual rights, but to be able to pass and enforce laws. Federalists also argued a stronger bond between states was needed to improve the economic state of the country. Under the Articles of Confederation each state printed their own currency which became worthless in any other
Lincoln & Slavery Lincoln’s views on slavery were complex and sometimes contradictory. He opposed slavery and felt that slavery was morally wrong, yet he was not an abolitionist and did not make decisions to enforce the immediate end to slavery or to incorporate slaves as equal members of society (A&E Television Networks, LLC, 1996-2014). His highest priority at the time was to save the Union believing that it should not be divided by the slavery issue and although he did not approve of slavery, he did not necessarily want it abolished either (Schaefer, 1997). Lincoln had a difficult time figuring out how to handle the slavery issue politically, stay true to the Constitution, and appease both the north and south; all while keeping the Union intact, which was his highest priority. Prior to the Civil War, Lincoln did not want slavery to be allowed in western expansion efforts and although he opposed slavery, he thought it should remain in the southern states where it was already established and had a strong foothold.
Democrats pushed for riskier mortgage lending, in an ef-fort to expand home ownership. But surely the bulk of the blame lies with the policy makers and regulators who were on duty while the housing bubble inflated and Wall Street went wild— the Bush administration and Alan Greenspan’s Federal Reserve Futures Modernization Act clearly did contribute to the current crisis. While a proponent of deregulation, I do believe that busi-nesses, like people, need rules to live by. If you give our child an inch they will take a mile. Peo-ple are people and while most are good we all know that there are those who will take advantage of others if they can.
Over the last century many historians argued what the cause of the civil war was. While some argue that the causes were Political others argue that the cause of the civil war was economics. In this essay, we will address both sides of this argument starting with the political side of the argument. In the late 1850’s, the United States of America had become extremely divided politically and economically. From the political stand view the northern did not support slavery as opposed to their southern neighbors whose main source of labor and revenue was slave labor.