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

Devon Y.
Ariel Z.
Mollie L.

Conflicts and Issues:

Political Parties:
  • Washington argued that every government has recognized political parties as an enemy and has sought to repress them because of their tendency to seek more power than other groups and take revenge on their political opponents.
  • In Washington's farewell adress political parties came into the speach he mentioned to be aware that one day they would come in to play with a presidency. In 1796 John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were in office together Adams was a Federalist and Jefferson was a Republican.

Foreign Policy:
  • Washington would give them peace if they wanted it, and war if nessecary.
  • Americans had learned that a standing army could be used to take away their liberty. Washington signed the navel act of 1794 and then the United States Navy was born.
  • " It is our true policy, to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."

I) George Washington: Political Parties:

  • A great way to keep things organized in a government
  • It balances out the views of political politicians or authorities
  • Can help motivate the elections of presidents
  • can help educate a person about an election
  • Can prevent success in a presidency
  • Can cause arguments and issues with other people
  • Without them there would be no discrimination against who we want to be in office

II) John Adams: Aliens-Sedition Act:

1. Alien and sedition acts were four bills passed in 1998 by the federalists in the 5th United States congress after the French revolutions’ terror.

2. They were three laws for the alien acts and they were how long it takes to become an American citizen with the right to vote from 5 to 14 years.

3. The other two allowed the resident to either hail or deport aliens (noncitizens) who were suspected of causing trouble

4. The sedition Act made sedition ( encouraging rebellion against the government ) was now illegal

5. Federalists in congress set these acts up because they wanted to protect the country from trouble makers like Citizen Genet

6. It relates to the bill of rights because it put the country on the right road and guided it to become the country we are today
7. Present example issues: Drug wars in Mexico smuggling to the U.S. and anyone who wants to move here.

  • Explain correlation of Past- Present with 2 issues.
It’s connected to today’s society because our non citizens have to be in the U.S for at least 5 years and it also is our laws now for who, where, when immigrants move to the U.S.

  • Create a T-Chart giving the Pros and Con of the Alien-Sedition Act, and respective approach of handling the situation**
  • It would get rid of any trouble makers and keep a safer country
  • It takes time to become a citizen so the government would learn to trust the new immigrant
  • There is no more encoring rebellion against the government
  • They could accidentally deport an innocent Alien
  • If the immigrant wanted to have citizen privileges fast it would not work well

III) Thomas Jefferson: Louisiana Territory/Purchase

1. Why did Jefferson purchase the territory?
He bought the Louisiana Purchase to protect United States trade access to the port of New Orleans and free passage on the Mississippi River.

2. How did he justify the purchase?
By using the presidential authority to make treaties.

3. Why might others argue he should not have purchased the territory?
Because they thought that land purchases from foreign powers were legally similar to treaties and therefore constitutional.

4. A current day issue or event that deals with strict vs. loose interpretation of the Constitution in our society.
A current day issue that deals strict interpretation of the Constitution is Obama Care. Obama Care is health care reform that focuses on health care funding, increasing coverage, reducing cost, and removing the social burden that healthcare has become.
Adult View of Obama Care:
"I just don't think it will work. I don't believe that Government should involve themselves in the health care system." She said. "Once the Government gets involved, costs will increase and the type of care that is expected will decrease."

5. How would the U.S. be different if Jefferson had followed a strict constructionist view?
  • The Government would have remained small
  • Would have left more power to the states and people
  • Could have been charged fewer taxes
  • People could have been free of Government interference
  • Government would have less unnecessary power over the citizens’ lives.

  • It protected the United States trade access to port of New Orleans
  • It also gave access to the passage on the Mississippi River
  • It was very constitutional
  • legally similar to treaties

IV) James Madison:

1. Should Madison have declared war on Britain - War of 1812
Yes, because America had good reasons to declare war such as the British trying to impede America’s trades with France, the British were supporting Indian raids, American expansion was being held back by indigenous leaders being supplied and encouraged by Britain.

2. Explain France’s Role in War of 1812

France was a major power in Europe while Britain commanded the seas. The French and British fought commercially a lot. France tried preventing Britain from sailing in French possessions.
3. How does the war of 1812 relate to Napoleon
Napoleon started the War of 1812 indirectly due to Britain being in a deadly fight with France during the Napoleonic Wars, this caused the blockage all possible aids to France. America tried trading with France and resented Britain’s interference with the trade.

4. Result of War of 1812 was there a winner


5. Include 2 new war heroes that fought and would eventually become Presidents

Andrew Jackson:

When Served: 1829-1837

Term of Office: 2

State Represented:

College Attended: Didn’t Attened

William Henry Harrison:

When Served: 1841

Term of Office: 1

State Represented: Ohio

College Attended: Presbyterian Hampden-Sydney College

6. Conflicts

Jackson: Nullification Crisis

Harrison: Pneumonia

  • 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)

  • We stood up to our enemies
  • American maritime commerce was given trading privileges in England and the British East Indies
  • It caused American ships to be seized
  • The british burned the white house and the capital

V) James Monroe: Monroe Doctrine

  • Using information and criteria of Monroe Doctrine please identify how that could be used in our society today around the world.

What is Monroe Doctrine? -
It is a policy of the United States.
It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of agression.
It noted that the US could not interfere or meddle with the European colonies.

How could the Monroe Doctrine be used in our society today?
The "no fly zone" is an example of the Monroe Doctrine in society today. It means that if you fly in a certain area, you will be shot down. For example, if the U.S. flew over north Korea, it would be shot down.

What growing power might want to protect its interests in its geographic area?
United States would want to protect their area from terrorists/disasters.
Illustration of where and when this has taken place in the past 50 years involving U.S.A.

Twin Towers:

‍Glog Requirements: Group

  • Photo of President
  • Years they served, along with Political party associated with
  • Summary of Conflict during their Presidency (in your own words of course)
  • Create T-Chart showing Pros and Cons of each topic under each President.

Part 1:
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Part 2:
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‍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.