Analysis Of Alexander Jefferson's Revolution
The reason for this mood was because his financial plan for recovery of public credit was trapped in congressional gridlock. Congressman James Madison managed to block its approval based on the key point of assumption. Assumption is when state debts are assumed by the federal government. Hamilton thought that if his plan would not pass, he would resign. Jefferson decided to help.
He invited the main players (Madison and Hamilton) to a dinner party at his house. After opening the subject to the two, they chatted and came to a compromise. Madison decided that when it is brought up for debate again, he will not vote for it, nor withdraw his opposition, yet he would not lead the opposition either. They both decided that in order to pacify the southern states, that the permanent residence of the national capital would be on the Patomac …show more content…
But the American Revolution went against many odds as well. Nevertheless, slavery seemed an even more insuperable challenge. One person came forward to answer the challenge. The oldest, wisest member of the revolutionary generation. By that time though, Benjamin Franklin was ill.
Still, Franklin was one of the most important revolutionaries to live, had probably the best timing out of them all, and had immense power in America. Though in 1729 he had claimed that blacks were innately inferior to whites and had even owned a few slaves, he decided to become the president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society in 1787 and make that the final project of his life.
Franklin wanted to introduce a proposal at the Constitutional Convention for gradual emancipation, but was convinced against it, and so the letter was this proposal in petition form. Even though his health was getting worse, Franklin made a final appearance in print under the pseudonym '"'Historicus,'"' publishing a parody of James Jackson"'"s …show more content…
Throughout his life good health seemed to be a luxury that he had in abundance, but towards his mid-sixties his age began to catch up with him, and soon it was very difficult for him to continue.
If Washington had stayed in office one more term, he would have died while President, possibly setting a monarchial precedent on being president¡ªpresident"'"s after might have stayed in office until death. Nevertheless, age wasn"'"t the only reason for retirement. The media began to get to Washington. He was criticized more his second term than in any other and was losing the political battle. Nevertheless, Washington supporters were still in the large majority and he was very respected.
The main critique of Washington was that he was a quasi king. The people had given him the power of one, claimed one New York editorial. One example of the semblance of him being king was when it was decided that the statue of King George III would be replaced by one of Washington. Some called him George