Alien and Sedition Acts Essays
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During the late 1820s in America, many men and women believed that an individual can be their own authority. This philosophy of life is called transcendentalism, a movement that stressed individual equality. Transcendentalists also did not trust governmental systems because of its corrupting effects on an individual. Today, the government punishes those who disobey their laws, no matter how logical or illogical the policies may be. This makes a corrupted government more likely to develop. Instead, laws should be a...
Hamilton “Alexander Hamilton as Immigrant, Musical Mythology Meets Federalist Reality” by Phillip W. Magness, sets out to identify and illustrate the point that the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, has misinterpreted Hamilton’s agenda and characteristics. Magness believes that Miranda’s depiction “falls short of hagiography”, meaning it was almost as if writing about a saint, and that it was done in pursuit of art, as well as regarding Hamilton’s ongoing character rehabilitation. The musical emphasizes the immigrant status of...
Thomas Jefferson has long been casted in a positive light as one of the nation’s most accomplished and esteemed founding fathers, yet not all of Jefferson’s actions are worthy of warranting such praise. There were often times when Jefferson appeared to renege on his preached virtues, which may cause some to characterize as hypocritical, but Jefferson never strayed too far from what he stood for. Jefferson was simply playing politics and leveraging the public opinion because he wanted to advance...
John Adam’s unpopularity was the reason for Thomas Jefferson’s election success in 1800 to a minor extent. There were various other factors that attributed to Jefferson’s election success. George Washington resigning in 1797 and his death in 1799 was paramount to Jefferson’s confidence. America winning their revolutionary war and gaining independence in 1776 was vital for Jefferson’s national American supporters. Moreover, the flaws in the American voting system and the actions of Alexander Hamilton aided Jefferson to be favored as...