A Magnificent Catastrophe By Edward J. Larson Essay

1122 Words Sep 24th, 2014 5 Pages
A Magnificent Catastrophe, written by author Edward J. Larson, is focus on the First Presidential Campaign in the 1800s. Prior to 1800, the United States had not presidential election, but electoral politics is re-oriented United States in it is definite direction and solidified the two party system since 1800, so that is reason why this book is worth of notice. He has written about Founding Fathers of America who are Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr during the critical 1800 election. They have participated in the country’s principal documents, primarily the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that was influenced by philosophers Hobbes and Locke. Although election could be followed in strict adherence to law and principle and not turn into a battle of political ideology, despite the scheming between Adams and Jefferson, they remain as symbols to be admired in the history of America. This book is pointing out very well about their unbridgeable chasms and the differences of their political machines.
He starts his book with Jefferson and Adams story about two parties such as the Republicans and the Federalists. They are big differences about how to govern the United States. Jefferson, who is representative of Republicans, supports freedom of each state and the government should be populist government that trusted popular rule with his running mate New York’s Aaron Burr. However, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, who they are representative…

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