Essay about What Led to the Rise of Political Parties in 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 …show more content…
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