A veteran of the French Indian war, chosen by the Second Continental Congress to command the war. He is the chair and president of the constitutional convention. Because of his war status, it is widely known he will have a large part in the executive branch. state independence because during war he was part of something bigger, fought with people from other states, travelled to other states during war.
Corset maker and political radical who spoke directly to ordinary citizens and sold 120,000 copies of his book attacking the monarchy and discarded the last shards of loyalty to the king and the crown. Wrote Common Sense.
Delegate and planter from Virginia, note taker and scribe at constitutional convention. Wants a powerful federal government but worried about too much power. Between Federalists and Anti Federalists. 10th federalist, constitution. Promised Bill of Rights to Jefferson. 4th President, Political theorist known as the father of the Constitution. Under his administration: War of 1812, First protective tariff.
Secretary of Treasury under George Washington. From New Jersey, very far right, anti french, wants a very powerful national government. Very different from Jefferson. Shot in duel. From New York, grew up very poor and navigated to great wealth. Born illegitimate child, scoundrel and player, married rich. Had numerous affairs. Larger than life personality. Becomes Washington's top aid in the Revolutionary War. He collected taxes during the Revolutionary War. Very against states rights and state independence.
Not present at the national convention. He was the VP under Washington, effective author of stamp act, Federalist leader, believes in a very powerful national government, even more than Hamilton. 2nd President, under his administration: Naval war, arguments about Treaty of Alliance with France and giving aid. "XYZ" sent to negotiate. Adams avoided war, Naturalization Act, Alien Act, Sedition Act, Midnight Judges
Not present at the national convention, instead in France as an ambassador. Very different to Hamilton, believes in strong state power, Secretary of State under Washington, pro-french. 3rd president, under his administration: Marbury v Madison, Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, 12th amendment (separate elections for P and VP), Embargo act, Non-intercourse act.
Republican politician from Virgina who served in diplomatic posts under Geroge Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson. Became 5th president of US with easy victory due to the unpopular Federalist Party (due to their opposition of war). He was conservative but very nationalist. Known for diplomatic skills. Under his administration: got florida from Spain, Monroe Doctrine, sectional tariff of 1824, Main admitted to union as a free state, Missouri admitted as a slave state (Missouri compromise).
John Quincy Adams
Barely won the 1824 election over Andrew Jackson. Son of John Adams, had been a foreign diplomat, senator, Harvard professor, and SoS. Advocated for federal spending, tariffs, stronger Second Bank of the US.
General who defeated the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend in 1814 and the British at New orleans in 1815; later became the 7th President of the U.S. Congressman and Senator. Called "Old Hickory" because of his toughness. Very popular with the voters because he was a "common man" from humble beginnings. A political dark horse who had the support of the common folk and everyday people because he was the "hero of New Orleans" in the election of 1824, but at the last minute lost to John Quincy Adams. Outraged, he split from Jeffersons party creating his own party, the Virginia Dynasty. For the second election, the newly formed Democrats rallied for him as well as the public and he won 1829 election.
Martin Van Buren
New York politician known for his skillful handling of party politics; he helped found the Democratic Party (Democratic-Republicans) and later became 8th President of the United States. Opposed to Adams' and Clay's neo-federalism. Wanted a return to Jeffersonian principles. Supported Andrew Jackson.
Corset maker and political radical who spoke directly to ordinary citizens and sold 120,000 copies of his book attacking the monarchy and discarded the last shards of loyalty to the king and the crown. Wrote common sense.