The new nation in its infant state was still finding a way through the incessant conflicts that arose among the prominent leaders and the risk of disrupting national unity while making extremely important decisions. The prospects for the nation’s survival through the difficult phase looked bleak in extreme. The nation, however, surpassed all the obstacles and developed a strong system of democratic government that ensured its survival and progress.
The new nation at that time was devising laws and rules that would govern the territory in the most effective way. In January 1790, Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of the Treasury, proposed a plan to accomplish the economic goals of the new nation that he and other revolutionaries
In regards to the American Revolution, the point that armed rebellion became inevitable arrived when after nearly five constant years of American colonist protesting. American 's had enough and needed to take a stand for the numerous inequalities they were forced to deal with. It was foreseeable that the American Revolution took place due to the unfair taxes that the British were giving Americans. Also, England was not allowing Americans their freedom, along with violence and the political dominance by the Parliament over the colonies by announcing the Stamp Act in 1765, which happened to nearly affect all Americans tremendously.
Between 1770 and 1776, resistance to imperial change turned into a full-on revolution. The American Revolution, also known as the Revolutionary War, was a time of revolting and political uprising, in which the 13 colonies separated from the British Empire, forming the independent nation known as the United States of America. Though the American Revolution began because the colonies wanted independence from Britain, many important historical events and revolts also lead to the tensions and resistance to what resulted in freedom and independence for the colonies from British rule. Events such as the Stamp and Sugar Acts, the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, and the Continental Congress led to expanding tensions and soon to the outbreak of the American Revolution.
Hamilton was appointed by President George Washington as the first Secretary of the Treasury Department. Hamilton was a Federalist and wanted a strong central government which means it should have more power than the states. Hamilton believed in a loose interpretation of the constitution which means the document allowed everything if it did not forbid. During the French Revolution, Hamilton supported and was an ally of Britain. Hamilton wanted elite rule America. The Federalist Party would be one of the “rich, the able, and the well-born” (Foner, Give Me Liberty, I, 295) as Hamilton stated. Hamilton favored a close relationship with Britain and he wanted America’s economy like Britain where trade and manufacturing were priorities. Hamilton desired to develop the economy and financial stability of the United States, so he established an economic five-program in 1790 and 1791. The first part was to establish the new nation’s credit worthiness which means people
The American Revolution consisted of elite Whites, Native Americans, and enslaved African Americans, but these ethnicities had a variety of different perspectives. These uncertainties lead to conflicts amongst minorities, women and the poor white working class of America all because they were left without any rights to their social status due to the Constitution.
When the American Revolution first broke out, many countries did not give the colonies more than a passing thought; most assumed that this rebellion would quickly be quelled by the world renowned British army and the colonies would once again be under their control. However, under the leadership of military officers and the guidance of laws and proclamations set forth by the Founding Fathers, America succeeded in their revolution against the control of Britain. Textbooks and teachers have praised America for years, stating that the revolution was a major turning point in world history, setting precedence for future revolutions, such as the French Revolution just a decade after the American Revolution ended. However, in later years, historians have begun to argue that the American Revolution was not the first of its kind, or unique in the way researchers previously stated. The Declaration of Independence, though groundbreaking in its own right, was influenced by documents and declarations in the English Civil War, such as the Petition of Rights and the English Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence, in turn, was a base for the authors and contributors of France’s Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen. Furthermore, for all the connections in the chain of antecedents for these documents and the documents themselves, such as philosophical and religious writings, they did not build off of each other in terms of giving rights to more and more people; women and other
The excepted social theory of civilization’s social process was made by the scientists Adam Smith, John Millar, Adam Ferguson, and lastly Lord Kames. This social theory was that there were many levels of civility in a society. These levels were hunting, pasturage, agriculture, and commerce. One example of the first level which is hunting is the the Native Americans. The excepted social process is that a country was to go through all of these levels by starting out on hunting and eventually the society would mature and work its way up to the point of being a commercially based society. Now this process helped shaped the colonies culture of “civility” because the colonists were never hunters. When the colonists got to the North America
Four days later (May 29) the main idea of the convention started. Edmund Randolph, the governor of Virginia, gave his idea of government called the Virginia plan. The Virginia plan gave the idea of a strong government. This provided a problem for William Patterson so he proposed the New Jersey Plan. Patterson’s plan gave the government limited power in order to give the smaller states an equal vote. In September of 1787 the final compromises had been made and the new constitution was given the green
The American Revolution is typically looked at as a conservative movement, but it seems most of the actions taken were very radical. They were fighting to defend their rights, governed and natural. The American Revolution was as radical as any other revolution, in a special 18th century way, and this seems to hold true while looking at the new waves of thinking. It involves the Whigs and Tories, and while they are at opposite sides of the spectrum, they consecutively agreed to not address and higher-law principles so they would not have to rework their entire system.. The Revolution worked against this, and the parties chose to pretend it was not a serious movement and act, as they believed it would not take any effect. More people got involved and all aspects of life began to be questioned and revolutionized. The Revolution seems to be radical in a more definitive way as it caused segregation of beliefs, the Declaration of independence, and
During America's earliest history George Washington tried to create a government that would fit best for America and its future. Washington's secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton helped him by creating a charter introducing the first National Bank. The charter of the first bank of the United States passed by the US Congress was constitutional due to the fact that it was necessary governmentally, economically, and nationally.
The American Revolution, perhaps the most significant event in the history of the United States, was indeed radical enough to be considered a true revolution. One historian stated that, “The founding generation articulated enduring political questions and provided the structures by which we still conduct our political lives” (Kerber 25) to emphasize the enormous impact that the revolutionaries had on contemporary American society. These questions and structures however do not only pertain to America’s political system and ideals; they also greatly changed American social standards and practices throughout the years directly preceding and following the revolution.
Delegates from 12 American colonies gather at the Second Continental Congress to discuss America’s future. The year is 1775, 12 years after the end of the French and Indian War England fought to protect the colonies. This war gave Britain significant debt that the king felt the colonists owed them. The French and Indian War caused England to end their period of salutary neglect by imposing many new taxes on America, provoking the colonists to protest. These protests increased tensions and animosities until April 1775, when the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord. This divided the colonies into two sides: the Loyalists, those who remained loyal to Britain and its government; and the
This extensive drawn out plan he created listed everything he desired to do, from the labor to the employment to the securing a steady demand. Hamilton tried to promote diversity in the society, he also tried to get men to bring out their own talents that make them unique, and every man has something else to offer to promote new things in the society. Even the women and children were made more useful in his plan, he found a place for everyone to be apart of this "new nation." It is made evident that Hamiltion had the future of America in his mind when he drew up this plan.