NOTES RELEVANT TO ESSAYS ONE AND TWO-1

NOTES RELEVANT TO ESSAYS ONE AND TWO-1 - NOTES RELEVANT TO...

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384b81d980ddfb72eac35be252ab86854ca29354.doc 1. BOTH ADAMS AND HAMILTON BELIEVED THAT THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT AFFECTS ITS ABILITY TO GOVERN WELL. WHY DID THEY BELIEVE THAT? ALEXANDER HAMILTON o ADVOCATED A STRONGER EXECUTIVE o ADVOCATED FOR THE CONSTITUTION AS DRAFTED o EXECUTIVE WOULD HAVE TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO OVERCOME REBELLION o EXECUTIVE WOULD OVERAWE OR OVERPOWER OPPOSIIONS o MAINTENANCE OF STABILITY AND ORDER ITSELF IS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT TO BE SOUHT AS A PRIMARY GOAL OF GOVERNMENT o FEDERALIST PAPER NUMBER 15 THESIS: THE CURRENT CONFEDERATING DOCUMENTS ARE INSUFFICIENT TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION. MANY DEGRADATIONS ARE BEING DAILY SUFFERED DAMAGED POLITICAL TIES WITH EACH OTHER UNPAYABLE DEBTS TO FOREIGN POWERS POSTS IN FOREIGN HAND WHICH WERE TO HAVE BEEN RETURNED NO TROOPS TO ENFORCE TREATIES NO TREASURY TO PAY TAXES NO REAL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FOR DECISIONS NO FREE NAVIGATION OF THE MISSISSIPPI NO PUBLIC CREDIT LOWEST POINT IN COMMERCE NO RESPECT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES RECESSION / LOW PROPERTY COSTS o FEDERALIST PAPER NUMBER 21 o FEDERALIST PAPER NUMBER 23 o FEDERALIST PAPER NUMBER 78 JOHN ADAMS o THOUGHTS ON GOVERNMENT (1776) THESIS: GOVERNMENT’S END IS BEING WELL-DESIGNED SO THAT IT CAN THEN THEREFORE BE WELL APPLIED. THE HAPPINESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL IS THE END OF MAN, FROM THAT THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT IS DETERMINED COMMUNICATES EASE, COMFORT, SECRUITY, AND HAPPINESS TO THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PERSOS IN THE GREZTEST DEGREE HAPPINESS OF MAN CONSISTS IN VIRTUE THIS IS THE THOUGHT OF ALL PEOPLES, CHRISTIAN OR OTHERWISE PROMOTE GENERAL HAPPINESS THAN ANY OTHER KIND GOVERNMENT MUST BE CALCUATED TO MEET THESE ENDS GOVERNMENTS ARE FOUNDED ON PASSIONS OR PRINCIPLES OF THE PEOPLE HONOR IS THE PRINCIPLE GUIDING SOME GOVERNMENTS FEAR IS THE BASIS FOR MOST GOVERNMENTS FEW APPROVE OF THOSE GOVERNMENTS 1
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LCOKE AND OTHERS WILL HAVE YOU BELIEVE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENTS ARE BEST GOVERNMENT BY LAWS, NOT MEN\ IMPARTIAL AND EXACT LAW EXECUTION IS BEST HOW THEN ARE LAWS TO BE MADE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ALL TO ASSEMBLE AND VOTE DEPUTE POWER TO A FEW OF THE MOST WISE AND GOOD QUALIFICATIONS FOR SUCH PEOPLE MUST BE SET OUT GREAT DIFFICULTY IN CONSTITUTING THIS ASSEMBLY MINIATURE PORTRATE OF THE PEOPLE EQUAL REPRESENTATION WOULD BE BEST SHOULD BE FAIR, IMPARTIAL, AND UNCORRUPT SHOULD BE DIVIDED AMONG VARIOUS BODIES SINGLE ASSEMBLOIES ARE LIABLE TO ALL THE VICES FOLLIES, AND FRAILTIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL (PASSIONS AND PREJUDICES, ETC) AVARACIOUS AT TIMES MIGHT GROW AMBITIOUS AND VOTE ITSELF PERPETUAL NEEDS EXECUTIVE POWER, BUT SECRECY AND DISPATCH WILL KEEP IT FROM DOING SO TOO NUMEROUS, LOW AND UNSKILLED IN LAWS FOR EXECUTIVE ACTION MIGHT MAKE LAWS IN ITS OWN INTEREST, OR EXECUTE THEM ARBITRARILY LEGISLATIVE POWERS THEMSELVES OUGHT TO BE MORE COMPLEX EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE, EVEN IF SEPEARATE, COULD
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