Essay about What Led to the Rise of Political Parties in 1790's

622 Words Apr 19th, 2011 3 Pages
Despite their different views of the government and the economy, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were two great leaders in United States history. Throughout their political lives, they never stopped debating and representing what they believed in. People disagreeing with the government and the government’s different views on issues led to the rise of political parties in the 1790's.
Thomas Jefferson spoke out in the early 90's with a strict interpretation of the Constitution and his views on the bank. “To take a simple step beyond the boundaries... is to take possession of a boundless fiels of power” (Document A). It is evident that powers are delegated based on the Constitution and accepting those limits is the foundation of the
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That means that people against the government would then be convicted, punished, fined, and imprisoned. The Kentucky Resolutions focus was on how all the basic freedoms remain but, “may be abridged without lessening their useful freedom” (Document H). It is apparent that the government is trying to be as strict as possible without violating the Constitution.
Rhode Island responds to those kinds of violations, calling them “an infraction of the United States Constitution” (Document I). George Hay, a member of the Virginia State Legislature, in 1799 wrote “...the Sedition bill is an abridgement of its liberty, and expressly forbidden by the Constitution” (Document 7). Thomas Jefferson, in 1794, said, “...the public’s detestation of the excise tax is universal, and has now associated to it a detestation of the government” (Document 3). There he flat out admitted to the people’s dislike of how things were. It was almost unanimous that everything was in disarray. John Allen of Connecticut, however, thought differently, in support of the Sedition Act. “If there ever was a nation which required a law of this king, it is this...which print the most shameless falsehoods against the representatives of the people” (Document 6).
The differences, the trying to squeeze around the Constitution, the violation of

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