top-rated free essay

Jefferson vs. Hamilton

By rose1454 Oct 22, 2014 595 Words
George Washington
Foreign Policy
1793 - Neutrality Proclamation
1794 - Jay’s Treaty
The British promises to get out of U.S. in Northwest
U.S. promises to pay back loyalists
No promises in the West Indies
Anger from the Jeffersonians
Fear from the Spanish
1795 - Pinckey’s Treaty
Gives us access to the Mississippi River
George Washington
Farewell Address
Avoid long-term permanent alliances
Be aware of political parties
Leaves and goes back home
Dies in 1799
Election of 1796
John Adams - federalist
Thomas Jefferson - democratic republican
John Adams wins the Presidency and takes the Oath to Office in March Hamilton runs a group called “The High Federalists” (war like federalists) The XYZ Affair:
John Adams sends John Marshall to meet the French Foreign Minister - Maurice Talleyrand Maurice Talleyrand sends 3 marshals to meet with them. The marshals try to make them give them a quarter million to see him. John Marshall says no way and turns around

John Adams says “Million for defense, but not a cent for tribute” This is the creation of the Navy and it brings back the Marines. They name the 3 marshals X, Y, and Z. This is the creation of the XYZ Affair. Undeclared War with France 1798 - 1800

During this time period France seizes our vessels. We wait and build up strength. Convention of 1800
Jefferson’s Foreign Policy
British - harasses American shipping and conducts impressment of American sailors French - harasses American shipping
In 1806
British have orders and council
If any country trades with the French or is in French ports then their vessels will be seized •French put forth the Milan Decree
any country that trades with the British or is in British ports then their vessels will be seized 1807 - Embargo Act
Even though New England dislikes the embargo act the most, the whole country suffers under the embargo act 1809 - Non-Intercourse Act
Changes the embargo act to where it only applys with the british and the French. 1810 - Macon’s Bill #2
Americans told Britain and French, each that they would trade with them and not with the other if they stop harassing the shipping and imprisonment of sailors in attempt to get trade back. Napoleon lifted the restrictions opening trade with France

12th Congress - takes office in 1811
Two important members of the 12th Congress
Henry Clay - from Kentucky (the west)
John Calhoun - from South Carolina (the south)
(They are both war hogs (young hot heads))
June 1, 1812
James Madison asks for a declaration of war
In the Senate Pro was 19 and Anti was 13
In the House Pro was 79 and Anti was 49
The war of 1812 will end the Federalist Party
The informed public and educated should govern
Believed in States rights
Supported France
Strict Construction
Weaker Military, supports Navy
Democratic Republicans

Wealthy and elite should govern
Believed in a strong central government
Supported the British
Loose Construction
Strong Military
Jefferson’s Inaugural Address
“We are all federalists, we are all republicans”
Sets tone for his first term
Replaces very few federalists in gout. positions
Louisiana Purchase - (his biggest accomplishment 1st term)
Louisiana territory doubles the United States
13 states in the Louisiana Purchase
His biggest struggle is his beliefs of strict construction He sent Louis and Clark to Look
Keeps most of the federalists’ economic policies - he only gets rid of the excise tax (what caused the whiskey rebellion)

Albert Gallatin - Secretary of Treasure
Reduces the debt in trying to balance the budget
Jefferson saves a lot of money by reducing the size and funding for the military

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Hamilton vs. Jefferson

    ...O’Shea US History November 29, 2012 Jefferson Vs. Hamilton During the years after the Revolutionary War, the founding fathers introduced a very weak form of government through the Articles of Confederation. These articles were created to give more power to the states than the federal government. Eventually, the Constitutional Convention w...

    Read More
  • Jefferson vs. Hamilton

    ...Research Paper: Jefferson vs. Hamilton Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were two very influential people with very different ideals. With land inherited from his father, Jefferson set himself up as a Virginia tobacco farmer. Once established as a planter, Jefferson entered Virginia politics. As a politician, he did not have the ability ...

    Read More
  • Hamilton vs Jefferson: Their Oppositions

    ...Hamilton vs. Jefferson and Their Oppositions Jennifer Maine American History to 1865: AMH2010-08 February 22, 2013 The country of the United States had many contributing factors to become what it is today. There are two important people that pushed against each other so much when America started, that they helped to shape the United State...

    Read More
  • Hamilton vs Jefferson

    ... Hamilton and Jefferson disagreed on pretty much everything; this was easily portrayed in their movements during the early stages of development in America. They had different political philosophies, views on long-term economic outlooks, interpretations of the Constitution, and mindsets on federal versus state power. These discrepancies, how...

    Read More
  • Hamilton Vs Jefferson Essay

    ... 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 governmen...

    Read More
  • Hamilton Jefferson disagreements

    ...Alexander Hamilton sought to shape the fiscal policies of the administration, so that it would favor the wealthier groups, who would in return lend the government monetary and political support. He urged Congress to assume the entire national debt, justifying it as a proper national obligation since the debt was incurred in the war for indepe...

    Read More
  • Alexander Hamilton Vs. Thomas Jefferson

    ...Hamilton vs. Jefferson During the Revolutionary- Federalist Era, politics, parties, programs, policies, and people made an enormous difference in how the new nation should be structured and run. During this era, two men in particular championed politics and their respective parties. These two men were Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist, and Th...

    Read More
  • Thomas Jefferson vs. Alexander Hamilton

    ...Alexander Hamilton led the Federalists and focused mainly on the city businesses as well as manufacturing interests of the seaports. On the other side, the Anti-Federalists whom were led by Thomas Jefferson represented the rural farmers and southern interests. With the Federalists favoring more federal involvement and the anti-federalists advo...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.