The Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, favored a strong central government who had the power to tax, make treaties, control exports/imports, and declare war. On the other hand, The Republicans, led by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, were for a limited central government, whose role was minor. In other words, The Republicans favored stronger local and state governments while the Federalists agreed more with the idea of a powerful central government. Democracy of America could not be agreed on; The Federalists didn’t want a whole lot of it, however, The Republicans were all for it. The Republicans wanted the power of the government/democracy to be in the direct hands of the people, the majority of the people who supported the Republicans were the poor/middle class workers and farmers.
Terrell Richardson AP US History November 26, 2012 Ms. Lister Period 4 The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson The election of Thomas Jefferson was seen as a revolution for Democratic-Republicans because the Federalists were losing power in government. Even though Jefferson was a Republican, he was believed to compromise with the Federalist beliefs for the good of the nation. Professor Morton Borden argues that Jefferson was a pragmatic politician who placed the nation’s best interests above his own. Professor Forrest McDonald believes that Jefferson was trying to replace Hamilton’s Federalist Principles with Republican’s. Jefferson supported ideas that were beneficial to the nation even if he had to compromise with the Federalists which caused him to be seen as a political compromiser.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were two of the most politically influential men involved in building the new American government. They both agreed on creating a strong government, but disagreed on where the supreme power should be located. Hamilton wanted a strong central government, while Jefferson wanted strong state governments. Alexander Hamilton was a man who represented the Federalists. Some of his contributions consist of The Federalist Papers , the Report on Public Credit , and the creation of the national bank.
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.
Jefferson didn’t believe in paying debts that came from foreign policies, and Hamilton believed that to be dangerous. In 1796, George Washington gave his “Farewell Address”. He tells the people before him that he will not be running for a third term, but he also provides a warning about political parties. He believes that these parties are “Evil” because of their effects. It causes small problems that aren’t needed, and they build up into riots and rebellion.
In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.When we look at the American Revolution this way, it was a work of genius, and the Founding Fathers deserve the awed tribute they have received over the centuries. They created the most effective system of national control devised in modern times, and showed future generations of leaders the advantages of combining paternalism with command. 2. According to Zinn, how did the creation of the United States benefit the upper class? They created a world where a few families owned most of the wealth.
He served as a role model for countless soldiers during America’s Revolutionary War and helped establish future presidents. He was a believer in a strong presidency and a stable government. George Washington inherited a nation that was fearful of power. He acted very carefully and was very much aware that the young nation was in desperate need of a strong central Government. He appointed Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, General Henry Knox as Secretary of War and General Edmund Randolph as Attorney General.
to help the unemployment workers. In this debate I learned that the government had been thinking for the citizens and lower classes workers. When FDR was asking for the extra power for the emergency use, the congress veto it, so FDR was trying to change the justices in the congress to pass the policy. At the end, the congress didn’t pass the policy. Anti- Herbert hoover had the opposite view of the New Deal; he thought that doing the New Deal was wasting money.
In Alexander Hamilton’s written opinion for president George Washington, he said “it is conceded that implied powers are to be considered as delegated equally with express ones”. The Federalist wanted stronger federal power and therefore believed in the loose interpretation of the United States constitution, and the Democratic-Republicans wanted less federal power and therefore believed in a strict interpretation of the constitution. Alexander Hamilton was a federalist, and his economic plan involved the creation of the National Bank, however the Democratic-Republicans believed that the constitution did not give the government the right to do such a thing. This was a difference in views of the two parties, in the matters of how the constitution should be interpreted. Moreover, the Federalist and Democratic-Republicans differed in their views on foreign affairs.
But the issue went deeper than that. Jefferson, in fact, didn't like banks at all. Steadfast in his belief that working the land was the only "honest" way to make a living, he saw bankers as essentially swindlers, and he didn't trust them. Hamilton, by contrast, thought banks were to be a vital part of the American future—if we want a strong economy, we need lending, and lending is the business of