Alexander Hamilton Had The More Sustainable Vision Of The Us Case Study

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1.I feel that Alexander Hamilton had the more sustainable vision for the United States. This is because his Federalist ideals were more practical for American in the long term. Specifically, his ideas. He understood that in order for the US to be able to deal with huge debts they would need financial backing. This is seen when he creates his financial plan and asks Congress to charter the Bank of the United States. The Bank was better long term as it it handled making loans, government funds, and issuing bills of credit. Moreover, his idea for the place of cities was much more modern and feasible than Jefferson’s. He knew that encouraging inventions and creation of more technology was important for America to progress as a country. Jefferson’s …show more content…
The Treaty of Greenville was a treaty between the Americans and Indians in which American negotiators acknowledged Indian ownership of land and the treaty led Western Confederacy to cede most of Ohio (led to control of trans-Appalachian west). This treaty caused a massive influx of white migration in which over 375,000 people migrated to the Ohio and Tennessee colonies. The impact of this was an American attempt in integrating Native Americans into white society. This integration was not very successful, however some tribes did try to incorporate Christian elements into their culture. Furthermore, the Thomas Jefferson’s purchase of Louisiana greatly increased US territory. He bought the territory of Louisiana from Napoleon for 15 million. This purchase forced Jefferson to reconsider his strict interpretation of the Constitution. Also another impact of the purchase was the ability to expand westward. It also causes political problems. Federalists were afraid that westward expansion would hurt their party and started talking about secession. The vice president, Aaron Burr, supported this idea which would eventually lead Hamilton to accuse him. This would cause an illegal pistol fight between the two, resulting in Hamilton’s death (purchases strongly increased parties …show more content…
It was able to remain a powerful branch at the time due to John Marshall and his personality and intellect. He elevated the court from a minor department of the national government to the a major institution in American legal life. Marshall had three important policies. He believed in judicial authority, supremacy of national laws, and traditional rights. Furthermore, the Supreme Court regularly overturned state laws that violated the Constitution as seen in the case of Marbury v. Madison (1803), which further reinforced federalism. Marshall asserted national supremacy in the case of McCulloch v Maryland (1819). When the Second Bank was created, or created stated banks to compete with state-chartered banks. The Maryland legislature thought it would be fair then to tax the Second Bank. They also said it unconstitutional to charter a national law. Marshal rejected both arguments using the principles of federalism, giving the nation more power than the state, and loosely interpreting the Constitution to claim that creating a Second Bank is constitutional. Moving on, Marshall used the Supreme Court to uphold Federalist property rights. In the case of Fletcher v. Peck Marshall protected the property rights of the speculators who had purchased Yazoo lands(who had gotten land from the Georgia legislature) by using the Constitution’s contract clause and saying that the legislative grant was contract which could

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