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Alien And Sedition Act Essay

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You are back in the year 1798, the government has just passed a law saying what ever they do and create it will be the standard. You have no say or any comment on it, because frankly they just don’t care. You are now placed back in the year 2001, would it be possible to apply a law of such magnitude to our society today? I don’t think so. Our country is based upon individual rights, we are allowed to say what we feel, and do what we want. It is what has shaped our country into what it is today. The saying rubber makes things perfect is one such example. It is a pliable material and can be formed or molded into whatever shapes you need it be. Just as our nation is today, it is pliable to our ...view middle of the document...

In Hamilton’s second report, he continued to set apart and distinguish between lower class and the aristocracy of the nation. Hamilton accomplished his separation by instating the First Bank of the United States. The aristocracy who had established money through Revolutionary war bonds funded the bank. They would then take the money and protect it in a vault for them, which would relate them back to the government standing. Which then in turn gave our nation a national currency. With this great investment the rich became richer, and created an even larger gap between the two levels of society. Hamilton’s proponents become known as Federalists and involved such high ranked people as Washington and Adams. His one and only opposition was the Democratic-Republicans, who basically had their mind set the Hamilton’s many proposals were bombastic and would not be healthy for this nation. These two factions caused a massive amount of turmoil throughout. Hamilton was a federalist while his oppositions, Jefferson and Madison were both Democratic-Republican.
     One of the conflicting factions was on the view of the constitution. Hamilton saw the constitution in a broad sense. Hamilton believed that the factions must not over run common sense. He also tried justifying his proposal by his view on the constitution and Elastic cause. He feels that “If the end was constitutional and the means was not unconstitutional, then the means was also constitutional.” Hamilton was just trying to create the broad view of the constitution, which would separate his faction and gain power for his arguments.
     Jefferson was directly opposed to Hamilton’s broad view of the constitution. He said that if the topic was not both necessary and proper, it did not abide by the constitution. Which provided the ground on which his arguments would thoroughly be based. Not only did he see future problems with the bank but also he did not feel that it was necessary; because it wasn’t necessary it would not abide by the constitution. Both of the factions had a sense of the deterioration of liberty that was happening and that others would thus try to destroy it while it was in such a week state of mind. These factions created a gargantuous level of instability for our colonies.
     Another way our nation was suffering was quantity of problems confronted with their allies across the great blue. Until Pinckney’s Treaty, Spain would have controlled the western half of our nation due to the control of the Mississippi river. The river would greatly increase the value and standard of this great nation if we could acquire the western half of it. With the creation of Pinckney’s Treaty we were allowed to navigate along the Mississippi river. This gave our...

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