Political Science paper for 2 page

The Founders & Early American Democracy

Professor Matthew N. Beckmann

George Washington

Commander in Chief During Revolution

Supports New Constitution

1st President – Unanimously

“Above Politics”

Issues…

National Bank

Jay Treaty (with Brits)

Resigns After 2 Terms

Slave Owner since Age 11

George Washington

Alexander Hamilton

Federalists co-author

Pro Federal Government

Pro Executive Power

Washington Right-Hand-Man

NATIONAL BANK!

Assume State Debts (“Assumption”)

Jefferson hosts Madison & Hamilton dinner

Washington DC and Assumption

Video

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Thomas Jefferson

Virginia

Authored Declaration of Independence

Washington’s Secretary of State

Francophile

Owned Slaves but Banned Slaved Trade

3rd President of the United States

National Bank

National Bank - Pro

Constitutional

Confidence

Commerce

Currency

Trade

Hamilton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrxKOO0nKwc

National Bank - Anti

Unconstitutional

Monopoly

Power to North

Power to Federal

Jefferson

James Madison

John Adams

Massachusetts

Helped in Drafting Declaration

2nd President

Quasi War (Brits v French – US divided)

XYZ Affair bolsters Adams, undercuts Jefferson

Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

Not a Slave Owner

The Election of 1800

Parties

Federalists versus Democrat-Republicans

Adams versus Jefferson

First Transfer of Power

The Midnight Judges (including William Marbury)

 

 

 

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