Group members - names - 1st name only and last initials:

Zach O. Nathan C. Aaron W.

Conflicts and Issues:

I) George Washington: Political Parties & Foreign Affairs:

  • add your pros on this side
  • add your cons on this side

ProsConsadd your pros on this sideadd your cons on this sidePolitical Parties
ProsConsThe American people became 1 nationThe Government was StabilizedMany Americans Wouldn't come together as one.America's Government had to much power and was hard to stabilize.Washington suggested for political parties that the American people bound together to become 1 nation. He warned them of a threat; “the spirit of party”. George Washington put Alexander Hamilton’s beliefs of political parties into affect to stabilize the government."As the first of everything in our situation will serve to establish a precedent," Washington wrote James Madison at this time, "it is devoutly wished on my part, That these precedents may be fixed on true principles."
Foreign Affairs
ProsConsWashington realized America was to weak for war and announced a policy of neutrality.The Jay Treaty was createdThe British Did not like the Jay treaty.They refused to leave U.S. soilAmerica had to hostile power to get the point of the treaty across.

Washington knew that with no army, America was not ready for war. Therefore, Washington announced a policy of neutrality. “Hamilton and Washington designed the Jay Treaty to normalize trade relations with Great Britain, remove them from western forts, and resolve financial debts left over from the Revolution.[109] John Jaynegotiated and signed the treatyon November 19, 1794.”“He assumed control of treaty negotiations with a hostile power—in this case, the Creek Nation of Native Americans—and then asked for congressional approval once they were finalized.”

II) John Adams: Aliens-Sedition Act:

ProsConsKept natural born Citizens safeU.S. Citizens liked the laws.Eventually immigrants were able to attain citizenship.Made life difficult for non citizensThese laws were aimed towards immigrants.It took a long time for an immigrant to attain Citizenship.It was taking away other peoples Freedom.The purpose of the act was to make life difficult for Federalists’. Three of the laws were aimed towards non-citizens.“There were four separate acts, the Naturalization Act, the Alien Act, the Alien Enemies Act, and the Sedition Act. These four acts were passed to cool down the opposition by stopping their most extreme firebrands. The Naturalization Act changed the period of residence required before an immigrant could attain American citizenship to 14 years (naturalized citizens tended to vote for the Democratic-Republicans).”“Signed into law by President John Adams in 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts consisted of four laws passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress as America prepared for war with France. These acts increased the residency requirement for American citizenship from five to fourteen years, authorized the president to imprison or deport aliens considered "dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States" and restricted speech critical of the government. These laws were designed to silence and weaken the Democratic-Republican Party.” the Bill of rights the first amendment is freedom and these laws were taking away peoples freedom. An example of these acts now is connected to all the rally’s many groups of people with different beliefs hold.

III) Thomas Jefferson: Louisiana Territory/Purchase

  • Organize your thinking using a T chart for the pros and cons of purchasing the territory.
  • Find a current day issue or event that deals with strict vs. loose interpretation of the Constitution in our society.

IV) James Madison:

  • Should Madison have declared war on Britain - War of 1812?
  • Organize your thinking using a T chart for the pros and cons of declaring war on Britain.(War of 1812)

V) James Monroe: Monroe Doctrine

  • The Monroe doctrine is a policy of the United States. The policy was introduced on December 2, 1823. The doctrine noted that the United States of America would not interfere with existing European colonies. Doctrine was issued at a time when nearly all Latin American colonies of Spain and Portugal had achieved independence from the Spanish Empire. United States President James Monroe in 1823 sent a "warning to European powers that any expansionist activity by them anywhere in the Americas would be construed as a threat to the United States. Extended by Theodore Roosevelt and repeatedly used to justify US intervention in the affairs of Latin American countries."
    If the Monroe doctrine was in used today we wouldn’t be able to evade other countries that have oil because it would be there country. So if we had the Monroe doctrine we would be able to just have Americans things and not other countries. There wouldn’t be as much wars if we had the Monroe doctrine too.
    America was the growing power at that time and everyone wanted stuff from America but with the Monroe doctrine they couldn’t. America has a lot of water so we would want to protect that water. We would want to protect the great lakes as well.
    This has taken place in Cuba and it was in the 1960s.When the Soviet Union at that time shared relations with Cuba and shared shell and lots of oil. The visit results in a trade agreement in which the Soviet Union will purchase 5 million tons of sugar over a five-year period. The Soviets will also supply Cuba with crude oil, petroleum products, wheat, iron, fertilizers and machinery. Included is $100 million in credit at 2.5 percent interest.

‍Glog Requirements:

‍Persuasive Essay Requirements: Individual

  • Each person will be responsible to write a Persuasive Paper.
  • You will pick 1(one) topic that has been mentioned above
  • You will either talk about the Pros or Cons about your topic
  • Reminder,Persuasive, present one side of the issue, stay on topic.
  • This paper, one page in length, no more, typed
  • This will be posted to the Wiki, so other could respond to your paper.