Preamble to the U. Constitution Prior to the Constitution, the thirteen states were bound together by the Articles of Confederation. These were in essence a military alliance between sovereign nations adopted to better fight the Revolutionary War. Congress had no power to tax, and as a result was not able to pay debts resulting from the Revolution.
Hamilton, in attempting to demonstrate federal power to pioneers at the edge of the frontier, got Congress to pass a levy tax on distilled whiskey, not to raise revenue, but to anger frontiersmen. They of course revolted in the Whiskey Rebellion, In the day, Hamilton was considered to be a Federalist, who sought to expand national governmental power, whereas Jefferson and his followers were considered Anti-Federalist, who sought to keep political power local and individual.
They of course revolted in the Whiskey Rebellion, when they refused to pay the tax, and which the federal government then put down with its troops.
On a more positive note, he believed in the Freedom of the Press when he argued the Zenger case and a National bank to stabilize United States Currency. He also promoted the full payment of government debt, and Protective Tariffs which allowed American business to grow, but which caused higher prices for imported goods.
Overall, his ideology tended to severely constrain through higher prices and taxes the small farmers whom Jefferson represented, and tended to benefit the already wealthy. Rise of the American Nation, Federalist Papers Summary and summaries of essays by number.
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Information about Citizens United v.
FEC. Listen to the Supreme Court hearing of the case. Video report from Newshour with Jim Lehrer - about 15 minutes - this is a good summary of issues involved and how the hearing went. Media and Politician Reaction to the ruling on Citizens United.
The Federalist Summary No Madison November 22, This paper is considered an important document in American history for it lays out how the writers of the constitution defined the form of government that would protect minority rights from organized and united factions that intended to pass legislation injurious to the liberty of the minority or detrimental to the good of the country.
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