While the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually seen as strict interpreters of the Constitution and the Federalists broad interpreters, this is only accurate at times. Leading up to the election Jefferson's election, the Republicans were very strict in their interpretation and were greatly against the Federalists and their flexibleness with the powers of the federal government. However, during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison, this distinction was very inaccurate due to the necessity to use a looser view of the Constitution in situations thus you could not distinguish from a Republican or Federalist solely based on their interpretation of the Constitution in that period. When Jefferson became president, his opinion that little power
Sabato’s, the author of “Politics: America’s Missing Constitutional Link,” makes claim that minor reforms are not enough to fix the system, and instead the nation needs to abandon the current manner of choosing presidents. He points out that the Founders, refers broadly to those individuals of the Thirteen British Colonies, wrote our Constitution when they had not yet realized the vital necessity of politics and parties in the process of our elections. The absence of modern politics in the Constitution has cause an extensive string of difficulties, which affect campaign finance and redistricting. He believes that this problem can be fixed by updating the system with a new twenty-first-century Constitution. He ends explaining how much time the rules of the nominating process takes away from the president’s fourth year and how it is bad for the presidency as an institution causing the electorate to tire of the never-ending political campaign.
During the creation of Constitution, each state had to approve it. During this time there were people who supported it, Federalist and who did not, Anti-Federalists. I am siding with Anti-Federalist since they were right in thinking they did not want to give all their power away to the national government. If you lived in a state separate from where government state is established, how would you get your problems in your state solved if you had a government who was telling you what to do but not really knowing what problems you had in your state. If I lived back in that time, and having just finished the war with Britain where we finally got our independence, I would remind people all the issues we had.
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.
Also, his decision was influence by the effects of the Constitution. He argues that when Constitution is passed many creditors like himself will have a higher chance to receive their money from debtors. However, if The Articles of Confederation were still in power than it would only cause poverty, rebellions and chaos. Also, he feels that The Articles of Confederation provide no national army or navy to protect the people. He believes it is unacceptable that there is no security and if a foreign country wants to conquer them they would easily.
10/08/2013 US History Constitution Paper During the last two weeks we have discussed the Constitution and those that wanted to ratify it. We began in 1787 at the Philadelphia Convention where delegates began discussing ratifications needed for the Constitution, There were the “Federalists” that wanted to ratify the Constitution and thought it was good for government. There was also those who opposed the ratification and believed it gave authority to the wrong people, and they were called the “Opponents of the Constitution.” The Federalists believed that the states shouldn’t just think locally, that they needed to expand and grow. They needed a government set up that would help protect them and maintain their own rights. The Federalists believed that having a separation
The Error of Madison’s Plan to Extend the Republic James Madison was a federalist, who believed the Articles of Confederation were insufficient in the governing of the new United States. Madison supported the ratification of the constitution, and proposed a plan as a solution to the threat of a majority faction. A majority faction is a group of people who are the majority in a population, united by a common goal, interest, etc., that may be motivated to “invade the rights of other citizens”. Madison’s proposal to extend the republic was unviable. Federalists believed in a strong federal government.
Biola Daniel Essay The Bill of Rights was not created to protect individual liberties of the people. It was created more from fear and the prevention of oppression from the New American government. The demand of the Bill of Rights alone was a supporting fact on the fear of oppression from the New American government. The constitution would open the way to tyranny by the central government without the Bill of Rights. The people remembered how the British violated the civil rights before and during the revolution.
He argued that it was dishonorable for him to seek an office although his view changed after conviction from other leaders. Since the inauguration of George Washington in 1789, American has gone through enormous development and evolution in political culture, social structure, and economic orientation and development. After the election of George Washington as the first president of America, he started to fight for amendment of the constitution to favor all the residents. Initially, only the white men were allowed by the constitution to vote. George Washington wanted fairness thus he proposed amending the bill of rights to ensure justice is administered to all people despite their race and gender.
Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederations serve as a prelude to the constitution that is in place in America today. The Articles were weak and flawed but it brought problems to light and showed the founding fathers what needed to be done to create a stable governing body. It gave the central government very little power, this is because the writers feared that it would recreated the society like the British monarchy. For this reason the articles made the congress the highest power in the land as opposed to one man.