The whole point of America becoming its own sovereign country was Britain’s overbearing control on the colonies. Many early Americans had concerns and feared a government in which, by design, could become too strong. Consequentially, the Democratic – Republican party (later known to historians simply as the Republican Party) was formed with ideas of smaller government and thusly, less control. A semblance of the rivalry between the parties in the United States could be seen in the French Revolution. The Republicans supported the popular forces in the French Revolt and wanted America to assist.
Both political sides, the Republicans and the Federalists, did agree on one thing—that proceeding with the alliance they had with France and taking sides in the war was a bad idea. They had too many ties with trading from the British that would be destroyed if they took France’s side during the war. They also were afraid that it would cause an invasion and bring war to the United States. Overall, America came together in spite of their different views and made a decision that positively affected the United
Their main reason for that was that the creation of new states would decrease their power in congress. The Louisiana Purchase was not the only time Jefferson adopted the ideas of federalists about loose construction of the constitution. After he was reelected, war soon broke out in Europe between English and French. British needed more manpower and financial aid for the war soon began impressing American sailors and stealing their cargo. This made trade between the United States and Europe unsafe.
Neglecting the fact that there is no clause in the Constitution permitting him to purchase land, Jefferson used Napoleon’s European conquest to help him get rid of New World worries. Napoleon compares this decision to saying to your grown child, “I did this for your good. I pretend to no right to bind you, you may disavow me, and I must get out of the scrape as I can. I thought it my duty to risk myself for you” (Document C). The Embargo Act of 1807 is perhaps the most contradictory decision Jefferson has made in his presidency.
Opposing ideas were being expressed in the parliament in England, some supporting others against the war. The portraits of the Georges on both sides of the Atlantic were provided. King George III, so often portrayed as awkward, arrogant, is given a more thoughtful treatment, he considered the colonists to be petulant subjects without legitimate complaint. His attitude led him to underestimate the will and capabilities of the Americans, “the war with ‘our brethren’ in America was unjust… fatal and ruinous to our country.” At that point in the revolution, George Washington was chosen as the commander-in-chief and he was making wise decision on choosing his
At the beginning of World War I America attempted to stay neutral and focus on asserting their dominance throughout the western hemisphere, but as the war progressed it became clearer that America wanted and needed to enter the war. While many things had a profound impact on America’s entrance into WWI, American economic interests, Woodrow Wilson’s idealism, and American claim to world power, weighed heavily on the final decision to declare war on Germany. War provides a great opportunity for economic and industrial growth, a chance to change, and claim world power, as long as the country wins the war. American economic benefits of the war were not as prominent a factor as others, but nevertheless it did affect America’s decision to declare war. The economic side effects of entering a war can be beneficial to a country.
THE AMERICAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTION The revolution between the French and Americans were being forced by liberty and equality. Both wanting to obtain freedom by the high ranking monarchs. Differences were mainly visible between these two revolutions, such as the Americans wanting to get some sort of freedom from the taxes and laws that were forced buy Great Britain. Great Britain was a strong and powerful “group”. Whereas the French wanted a revolution to be freed from the monarchs that were implementing things in France.
The Americans just needed to keep the idea of fighting for their independence and never give up that idea. That will win the war for the Americans. As the war begins the English sent over soldiers and ships to take over New York. British won every battle. Americans were almost defeated.
Washington, like most other Federalists during the French Revolution, wanted to keep out and have the country stay to itself. They believed that especially right after the revolution, America did not have a strong enough military force to contribute or put on the line, and also wanted to become closer with the British once again due to their strong trade market. While the Anti-Federalists, like Jefferson, wanted to have an active support of the French due to the Franco-American Treaty of 1778. Washington believed this was too large of a danger for the country though this seemed to further the separation between the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian
This was somewhat a political decision that the United States needed to make in support of her allies. The U.S needed to prioritize strategy in choosing how they would act after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Hitler’s military success’s in Europe. The U.S had two options as to how they would proceed with military action. We knew if Russia collapsed that would allow Hitler to then fully focus his attention to defeating the British as well as helping out the Japanese which was a great ally of Hitler. The Japanese military success with the bombing of Pearl Harbor was obviously of great importance to the United States but helping our allies defeat Hitler took precedence after Winston Churchill asked the president Franklin D. Roosevelt for support in defeating Hitler.