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  • John Peter Zenger's Fight For Freedom

    someone 's character, at the time it simply meant something against the government. Zenger, clearly guilty of libel, decided to fight the case anyways in a David and Goliath fashion. The first jury was one full of jurors on Governor Cosby’s payroll. Zenger’s wife however continued to print and fight corruption during the trial, and was able to get the jury replaced to an actual jury of Zenger’s peers. Zenger was able to get one of the famous lawyers in the colonies, Andrew Hamilton, to argue on his behalf. Upfront Hamilton admitted that Zenger did in fact commit libel, but he challenged the prosecution to prove any of the accusations Zenger printed to be false. Unable to do so, Hamilton told the jury that this trial was not about a printer, but about liberty. The judge ordered to jury to bring back a guilty verdict if they believed Zenger to have printed the articles. In less than ten minutes the jury returned with a not guilty verdict. This case became known across the colonies, and Zenger and Hamilton received great praise for their efforts to preserve liberty. This trial has far reaching effects. It changed the attitude of the entire colonies. The press now had the courage to print what they wanted, contingent on its accuracy. It gave the colonies a voice to fight corruption at its source, and to spread the word. It was a case that should not have been won, but the voice of the people could not be silenced, they wanted liberty, and could not be controlled.…

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  • The Importance Of Policy On Day-To Day Policy

    This means it is in the two final stages of the policy process: implementation and evaluation. Hamilton City Council members are part of local government, which is in the public sector. These people therefore are in charge of implementing the policy, and this is shown through the council website. Application forms are required, and the council then decides if they will agree to the road closure or traffic diversion. The Hamilton City Council is also responsible for the stage of evaluation. An…

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  • Political Beliefs Of Alexander Hamilton Vs. Jefferson

    As is today, unfortunatley a politiians general belief may conflict with what they "know" is the right thing to do in the situation. Take the Louisiana Purchase by Jefferson. We see earlier that unless the Constitution stated a power was specifically granted to the federal government, it would be transfered to the state. However, at this time, Jefferson as president, was altering treaties and ultimately buying land when he himself admitted it was unconstitutional in private. Jefferson believed…

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  • Chapter Summary Of The Controversy Between John Adams, And Thomas Jefferson

    The topic of the book varies within each chapter, but in all, every chapter is about the founding fathers. From the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, to the friendship of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The author, Joseph J. Ellis, a father of three sons, was born in Washington D.C. He is perceived as one of the nation’s leading American history scholars. Ellis attended Yale University and College of William and Mary. He has written nine books, and has been awarded the Pulitzer…

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  • Essay On Why Andrew Jackson Was A Good President

    In November of 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected as the seventh president of the United States.1 He married to Rachel. Andrew Jackson was a great president. He becomes a strong leaders, make the rights choice and he does good things for the people.2 Andrew Jackson was a good president because he did a greats things such as revolutionizing presidential camping. That he became the first modern president and he used his powers to veto the bills that he saw harmful.3 Some people thought…

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  • The Role Of Banks In Colonial America

    There was no modern banks in Colonial America era. The Colonial Americans used banks in England and gave credit to each other without banks. Until 1781, Alexander Hamilton wrote to Robert Morris, who is the Finance Superintendent in the congress, to recommend a central bank to be founded. The unusual US banking system in the 1800s was a result of the political instability and the different political interests within the US, as well as that the banks in New York held too much power and became…

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  • The Ideas Of American Government In The 18th Century

    Throughout the late 18th century, America was becoming t its own independent nation. The new independent nation needed to set up a government to rule them. There were several discussions on how America would be governed. Many people had different yet some similar ideas for America. Thomas Paine, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson all wrote their ideas on how America should set up their government. Some of these ideas were still used today but not used…

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  • The Presidency Of George Washington Summary

    I liked the details that the author provided for some characters in it. For instance, I liked the description of Jefferson when he was explaining how the system of George Washington worked. (40). Due to his description, it was easy for me to fully comprehend how the system of George Washington operated. Overall, this book, was an interesting and a good one to read. I gained a lot of knowledge about George Washington’s presidency. The author’s clarifications, when talking about different…

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  • Aaron Burr's Character In Aaron Hamilton: An American Musical

    character is openly introduced in the first song of the show when he says “And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him” (Miranda, Hamilton: An American Musical). Burr’s character is charged with making the transitions and providing context for the audience. He sets up the scenes and informs the audience where we are in history, which is essential because the play spans a rather long period of time. The production begins in 1773 with Hamilton’s arrival in New York and ends in 1804 with his death…

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  • Founding Brothers Analysis

    Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis is based upon the men and woman who helped build America as to what it is today. They fought hard and long to share their opinions about how they wanted America to run. Throughout this book, we see different stories that show what these men and woman went through to set a foundation for the United States. These men and woman were a significant part in keeping the young republic alive and their friendships and disagreements show why they play a part in this. From…

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