The pledge to protect political democracy was polluted throughout Jackson’s presidency. The Jacksonian democrats promoted and supported legislation that contradicted this belief. In 1828 the Tariff of Abominations was proposed by Jackson and his supporters, during the Adams administration. The tariff was set at 40%, twice as high as the Tariff of 1816. This tariff was used to discredit the president because Jackson knew that John Quincy Adams had to pass the tariff in order to keep his Northern industrialist supporters.
Gin DBQ Subsequently following the Glorious Revolution in 1688, the popularity of gin skyrocketed, and eventually its sales surpassed those of beer in England. However, a great dispute arose over the regulation of trade concerning the distillation of gin. In order to restrain the vastly expanding gin market, the government imposed the Gin Act of 1736, which created a high license fee for gin retailers and high per-gallon tax. These regulations did not last long because the fees and taxes were lowered after just a few years. As tensions grew, the government finally issued the Gin Act of 1751 that prohibited gin distillers from selling to unlicensed merchants, restricted retail licenses to substantial property holders, and charged high fees to those merchants eligible for retail licenses.
Even to this day the Health of citizens remains in private hands. Unfortunately for progressives the cultural paradigm change they helped initiate created a paradox; at the same time as increasing living standards and industrial diversification, the natural rights of citizens were corroded to make way for one of the largest expansions of government in US history. With the creation of the Underwood Tariff Act in the 1900s, an illegal graduated income tax was imposed upon citizens by the federal government. After the US entered the First World War the cultural traits of nationalism expanded with the Sedition and Espionage Acts which limited citizens’ rights further in the name of the United States. Under President Woodrow Wilson, a period of “Peace Progressivism” spread.
During the period 1896 – 1912 the Republicans were extremely dominant for several reasons. These can be summarised as the economic influences of Mark Hanna; the victory in the Spanish-American war and they were a reformist party. Alongside this were the weaknesses of the Democratic Party which include deep divisions; defeat of the civil war; failure to impose significant tariffs. The democrat party claim to be the oldest party, formed in 1796. Due to their defeat in the civil war between the times period 1861 – 1865, their reputation was starting to become slightly crumpled.
The treaty was not the only reason for the failure of the Weimar Republic, issues such as the period time and the great depression contributed to this also. To state the treaty of Versailles was the only significant factor is difficult, as no single factor contributed to the rise of the Nazi party and eventual fall of Germany. The Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany was to loose essential territory to various victors of World War One. The most significant being loosing Alsace and Lorraine to France. The treaty added to Germany losing six million inhabitants and essential resources that contributed to their exports and in turn the economy.
The Defeat of the Treaty of Versailles It was not the power of the opposition forces, liberal or conservative, of the U.S. that led to the final defeat of the Treaty of Versailles, but rather the political ignorance, inability and inflexibility of the President, Woodrow Wilson. With the surrender of Germany after WW1, it presented many different ways to create peace. Wilson in 1918 offered his plans for peace in the "Fourteen Points", the most important of which he believed was Article X, the League of Nations. One year later, Wilson led the Paris Peace Conference at Versailles to reach an international pact that included the points. However, the U.S. was never to sign the treaty or join the League of Nations Woodrow Wilson's ideas for peace were well rooted in thought, but in politically applying his ideas, he made unchangeable mistakes.
Reasons for the introduction of this extraordinary experiment in social behavior are: -Pressure groups are campaigning for the abolition of alcohol since the nineteenth century. -There are argument about alcohol being the cause of much poverty, crime, and ill health. -Supporters of Prohibition are influential in rural areas, it managed the persuade some state governments to ban alcohol within their states. -They think alcohol linked to German Aggression as American brewers were of German descent. They think it was unpatriotic to consume alcoholic drink.
However, Madison did not sign the bill into law because he believed that it wasn’t constitutional even though it would desperately help the United States. Federalists believed that the Constitution was open to interpretation and used the Elastic Clause to support their beliefs (Doc D). During one of the numerous wars between the British and the French the federal government imposed the Embargo Act (Doc E) to cease the trade between both countries to show America’s neutrality. This act harmed the United States more than helped because in New England, which contained mainly federalists, there main way of life was through trading with Europe so they had an economic down turn for as long as the war was going on. During the War of 1812, the Federalists held the Hartford Convention (Doc E) because they were against the war because they were again struggling to trade with Europe.
The British felt they had the right to search for deserters on any ship, anywhere in the ocean. Sometimes British generals made mistakes and American citizens would be wrongly accused of deserting. Many times it would take years for the mistake to be corrected. To try to influence the European economy, President Jefferson passed the Embargo Act in 1807. It stopped almost every American vessel from sailing and closed trade with Europe; however, instead of disturbing Britain’s economy, the act adversely affected every region of the U.S., and its economy stalled.
Book banning has a long and detailed history in the United States. According to Donald Downs and Martin Sweet, two writers for encyclopedia.com, “Book banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel”. A major cause of Book banning in the 1800’s was a man by the name of Anthony Comstock. “In 1873, using slogans such as ‘Morals, not art and literature,’ he convinced Congress to pass a law, thereafter known as the ‘Comstock Law,’ banning the mailing of materials found to be ‘lewd, indecent, filthy or obscene’” (Mullally). Comstock is the sole cause of the confiscation of over 100 tons of mail, and the prosecution of thousands of people.