The first president I would like to address is also the first president of the United States, George Washington. President Washington was a senior officer during the French and Indian War. Another rank he held was as the commander-in-chief of the Colonial army during the Revolutionary War. He was chosen for this position by the Second Continental Congress. Under his command soldiers captured the cities of Saratoga in 1777 and Yorktown in 1781.
Word your time line information in the way that makes the most sense to you. 1801 A tie vote between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr brings the election to the House of Representatives. Each state’s delegation cast one vote, and Jefferson is elected president. 1803 Jefferson authorizes the Louisiana Purchase, compromising his political principle that the government could only act according to the Constitution. The new territory doubles the nation in size.
George Karam A.P. History Mr. Vieira 10/19/12 DBQ Since the dawn of American politics, there were two political factions, the Federalists led by John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, and the Anti-Federalists or Democratic Republicans led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Since the American Constitution was established in 1789, each side had its own interpretations to how to govern the United States based on the Constitution and its founders. The Democratic-Republicans were usually characterized as strict constructionists, which meant they believed in interpreting the Constitution by the exact words presented by its framers, and refused to change anything about it. The Federalists were usually characterized as loose constructionists, which meant they focused more on the intent of the constitution and its framers, and believed that changes were necessary for the development of the nation.
Washington begins the address by informing the nation of his intent to not seek a third term as President of the United States. “I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.” Washington informs the nation. He continues be explaining how he had originally intended to retire from the office a term earlier. Washington expresses a “deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude which I owe to my beloved country for the many honors it has conferred upon me” and assures the people the he still cares deeply about the future of the nation. Washington makes clear the necessity and importance of a national union, a union which must be achieved and maintained socially, geographically, and politically.
At the polls, citizens are actually voting for a state of electors who are committed to supporting a particular presidential candidate but are not required to. The candidate with the highest number of popular votes in a state wins all of its electoral votes. In December they conduct a meeting with the Electoral College and the electors vote to determine the next President. Although, this meeting is only a formality for the results of this vote are known immediately after the popular votes are tallied a month earlier. Finally, inauguration day is here.
The Federalists favoured a strong central government and Democratic Republicans defended the rights of the individual states.In this context many Americans feared that a powerful central government would violate the basic liberties of the American people, and therefore in 1791, the Congress added the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. These are known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of religion, a free press, freedom of speech, the right of citizens to bear arms, protection against illegal house searches, the right to a fair trial by jury and protection against cruel and unusual
As such, the Constitution underlies both the positive and negative functions of the separation of powers. For without some idea of what the branches' duties are, it is impossible to know when and how to defend their rights and their independence. This argument is not disproved by subsequent developments in American politics, in particular the rise of political parties. It is true that the Constitution of 1787 had to be amended to accommodate the practice of presidential and vice presidential candidates running for office on the same party ticket. The Twelfth Amendment, ratified in 1804, changed the method of voting in the Electoral College by requiring the electors to cast separate ballots for President and Vice President.
When the original 13 American colonies declared independence, and became a republic based on popular sovereignty, any person in the name of the people acquired the authority to initiate such writs. The U.S. Constitution includes the Habeas Corpus procedures in the Suspension Clause in Article 1, section 9, which states that the Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion that may harm the public’s safety. The suspension of the Habeas Corpus has occurred several times in U.S history, signed by Presidents Abraham Lincoln, George W, Bush and Barack Obama. On April 27, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln suspended the Habeas Corpus during the American Civil War, in response to riots and local militia actions, and the threat of Maryland seceding from the union leaving Washington D.C surrounded by hostile territory. On October 17 2006, President Bush signed a law suspending the right of the Habeas Corpus to persons determined by the U.S. to be an enemy combatant in the global war on terror.
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States of America, serving from 1901 to 1909 (Pringle 14). Theodore Roosevelt was an accidental president (14). He was pushed into the vice presidency in 1900 to get him out of the New York state governor job. This strategy failed. Roosevelt became president on September
congress remains an assembly only. The executive is not divided but is a president elected by the people for a definite term at the time of assembly election: The presidential executive is elected by the people. The president is elected for a definite term of office. this prevents the assembly from forcing his resignation, and at the same time requires the president to stand for re-election if he wishes to continue in office. equally important is the election of the president at the time of the assembly election.