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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

‘Thomas Jefferson Leadership’

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Is a bully ever satisfied? What are the delays in the performance of our stipulations of which the Bey of Tunis, & Eaton complain? I thought we had not only complied with the treaty, but were doing considerably more ... I know that nothing will stop the eternal increase of demand from these pirates but the presence of an armed force, and it [...]

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Thanks for the gift, but I MUST pay for it. As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, & a promoter of the useful arts, I beg your acceptance of a Patent Saddle ... Stephen Burrowes to Thomas Jefferson, March 2, 1801 I recieved in due time your favor of Mar. 2. and the saddle also is come safely to hand. I am well [...]

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

How long should you obligate yourself to another? It has therefore been the invariable policy of this country since the date of its earliest treaties to enter into none which shall not be limited to short terms, and now look forward with desire to the moment when we shall be free from compact with every nation, and have a right to govern [...]

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Let my people go! Whereas David Brown ... ... was convicted of certain misdemeanors, in writing, uttering and publishing certain false, scandalous, malicious and seditious writings against the Government ... was adjudged to pay a fine of four hundred dollars ... suffer eighteen months imprisonment ... And whereas the said David Brown hath [...]

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

When do you set graciousness aside? had it terminated in the elevation of mr Burr ... it would have been agreeable to the constitution. no man would more chearfully have submitted than myself ... the administration would have been republican, and the chair of the Senate permitting me to be at home 8. months in the year, would on that account [...]

I respect you even though you disrespected me.

I respect you even though you disrespected me.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Th: Jefferson presents his respects to mr Adams and incloses him a letter which came to his hands last night; on reading what is written within the cover, he concluded it to be a private letter, and without opening a single paper within it he folded it up & now has the honor to inclose it to mr Adams, with the [...]

Will someone help me, PLEASE?

Will someone help me, PLEASE?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Stoddart also accomodated me by staying till I could provide a successor. this I find next to impossible. R.R.L. first refused. then Genl. Smith refused. next Langdon. I am now returning on Genl. Smith, but with little confidence of success. if he will undertake 6. months or even 12. months hence, I will appoint Lear [...]

They look good, but are they of good character?

They look good, but are they of good character?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Two persons of the name of Millar have offered themselves to me as overseers at farms which I have in Bedford ... they say they are from the neighborhood of Fauquier C. H. & have been brought up there. but they are provided with no recommendations. their appearance bespeaks labor and industry, and their [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 H (OR I love the pleasure and will take the pain.)

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 H (OR I love the pleasure and will take the pain.)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: We are not immortal ourselves, my friend; how can we expect our enjoyments to be so? We have no rose without its thorn; no pleasure without alloy ... True, this condition is pressing cruelly on me at this moment. I feel more fit for death than life. But when I look back on the pleasures ... they were [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 G (OR Does the mind tend toward evil?)

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 G (OR Does the mind tend toward evil?)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: In short, my friend , as far as my recollection serves me, I do not know that I ever did a good thing on your suggestion, or a dirty one without it ... I shall never envy nor controul your sublime delights. But leave me to decide when & where friendships are to be contracted. You say I contract them at [...]

Thank you and thank God!

Thank you and thank God!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I join you, fellow-citizens, in rendering the tribute of thankfulness to the Almighty ruler, who ... hath willed that the human mind shall be free in this portion of the globe: that society shall here know that the limit of it’s rightful power is the enforcement of social conduct; while the right to question the [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 F (OR Who fights hardest against long odds?)

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 F (OR Who fights hardest against long odds?)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: If our country, when pressed with wrongs at the point of the bayonet , had been governed by its heads instead of its hearts, where should we have been now? Hanging on a gallows as high as Hamans. You began to calculate & to compare wealth and numbers: we threw up a few pulsations of our warmest blood; [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 E (OR Stingy people justify being stingy.)

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 E (OR Stingy people justify being stingy.)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: A few facts .. to prove to you that nature has not organized you for our moral direction. When the poor wearied souldier whom we overtook at Chickahomony with his pack on his back, begged us to let him get up behind our chariot, you began to calculate that the road was full of souldiers, & that if all [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 B (OR I need other to share in my sufferings, too.)

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 B (OR I need other to share in my sufferings, too.)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Heart: But let us now try the virtues of your mathematical balance, & as you have put into one scale the burthen of friendship, let me put its comforts into the other. When languishing then under disease, how grateful is the solace of our friends! How are we penetrated with their assiduities & attentions! [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11A (OR It is my pleasure to share another’s pain.)

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11A (OR It is my pleasure to share another’s pain.)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart. And what more sublime delight than to mingle tears with one whom the hand of heaven hath smitten! To watch over the bed of sickness, & to beguile its tedious & its painful moments! To share our bread with one to whom misfortune has left none! This world abounds indeed with misery: to lighten its [...]

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