HistoryNotesRecovered - HIS315K Mr Jeffersons Republic 1789-1812 1 New Government Begins Inventing the unites States(what the constitution didnt say

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11/04/14 HIS315K Mr. Jefferson’s Republic, 1789-1812 1. New Government Begins April 30, 1789 - Inventing the unites States (what the constitution didn’t say) - Mottoes and Symbols: Eagle or Turkey? - Titles and Protocols: “Your Elective Majesty” or “Mr. President”? - Matters of Style and Substancce · Washington’s Action as President (and Precedent) 2. First Order of Business: “Bill of Rights” - June 1789, Congressional Committee (Madison Chair) to consider proposed addtions to Constitution - 12 amendments sent to the states - 10 are approved (ratified) by December 1791 - “Bill of Rights” : Protect Individuals and States Against Federal power, Anti- Federalists’Constitution 3. Emergence of “Faction” (Political Parties) in the First Congress - Early on, members of Congress begin to form Voting blocs, Social cliques - Differences in Style but also Political Ideas - Key Disagreement: The meaning of the Revolution 4. “Federalists” (one of the Party above) - Anglophiles- seek to copy British Models - Limited View of the Revolution- “war of independence” Necessary but also complete and unique - Limited Republic- people should defer to their chosen leaders - Leaders: Alex. Hamilton(Sec. of Treasury) John Adams(V.P.) 5. “Republicans” (Jefferson-Republicans) - Anglophobes- America the anti-thesis of Britain - Expansive View of Revolution- On-going, world-wide, Part of Liberty’s age-old struggle - A people’s republic: Elected officials public servants, no deference - Leaders: Thomas Jefferson (Sec. of State) James Madison(Spkr of the House) 6. Hamilton vs. Jefferson - Debates in Washington’s cabinet - Jan. 1790 – “Report on Public Credit” (Funding the Debt) reply the national debt at pr to current holders, national government to assume remaining state debts
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