John Adams And Thomas Jefferson Analysis

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Throughout the development of the early United States, there has been fierce differences between the Federalist party and the Democratic-Republican party. With the Napoleonic Wars intensifying in Europe, its impact on America is beginning to arouse questions of the nation’s future. Within the Election of 1800, John Adams (Federalist party) and Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican party) run against eachother, both wanting their country to strive, however with vast differences in their ideals. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are acknowledged as the founding fathers of our nation and both hold significant achievements. In Ellis’ book, Founding Brothers, many themes Ellis uses develop and portray his ideas in this election. The Election …show more content…
His contribution in the draft of the Declaration of Independence and foreign affairs lead to John Adams becoming the first vice president and second president of the United States. John Adams and the Federalist party wanted a very strong and superior Government and military, as well as to be a manufacturing powerhouse. John Adams during his presidency did not get the chance to make America what he imagined it to be. This was because of the XYZ Affairs, which was when the United States and France withheld an undeclared war over a bribery scandal regarding a passage of trading. This lasted until 1800, when a peace treaty was signed. John Adams squandered his popularity by signing the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798. Passed because of wanting the protection of American interests, these acts allowed the Government to deport any “alien” and arrest anyone who firmly disagreed against the Government. This was seen as unconstitutional and resembled similar tactics of England. Thomas Jefferson jumped on John Adams new laws and acts and used this as propaganda during the Election of 1800. This lead to Thomas Jefferson eventually becoming the third President of the United …show more content…
He wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute of Religious freedom. Jefferson acquired a sense of eloquence to his writing, however he was a terrible public speaker. This trait allowed him however, to succeed in his writing, which helped America become its own country. Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican party exemplified their goals as reducing the size of the Government, lowering taxes, shrinking the military, and to enable the agrarian utopia. The ideal of an agrarian society enlists that the country should live as a pastoral, bucolic, empire of liberty rather than an English-style, industrial, mercantile, empire. During his presidency he achieved most of his goals. During his term, he is most known for the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expeditions. These accomplishments lead America in doubling the size of its country and allowing everyone in America to own farmland. Ultimately, Jefferson wanted every white man in America to become independent and adopt freedom. He wanted this idea of independence, meaning that men did not need the marketplace to survive and that every man who grows their own primary crops would sustain virtue. This leads to the explanation of Thomas Jefferson’s most controversial policy, the Embargo Act. Because Britain was seizing American exporting and trading ships, Jefferson stopped all ships exporting and importing

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