Challenges Revealed In Joseph Ellis's The Founding Brothers

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During the early years of what later became known as The United States of America after the great Revolutionary War, there were a plethora of issues that needed be addressed to run this nation. Even though most "Americans" believed that the chance of the new nation's survival was unlikely, the revolutionary generation overcame many of its early challenges both at home and abroad by announcing their diverse opinions publicly and behind closed doors, questioning and compromising their morality to legitimize constitutional law as demonstrated by Joseph Ellis in his book, The Founding Brothers.
One of the challenges facing the early development of the nation was to determine the permanent residence of Congress. Most Virginians, including Madison
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The two of them were good friends and as Ellis describes, "They knew, trusted, even loved each other for reasons that required no explanation" (Ellis, 164). After John Adams released a series of essays arguing that all government styles were based upon monarchical government, Jefferson publicly attacked his opinions, which infuriated Adams. Even though they reached peace on their differences in opinion because they wanted to preserve their friendship, later it becomes eminent that they will eventually separate because of their political ideology, which is exactly what happened. After Adams wins the presidency and Jefferson becomes his vice president the two, once good friends, were unable to maintain any acquaintance. Later, the conflict between the two gets to the point where Jefferson pays the notorious scandalmonger James Callen "to write a libelous attack on Adams" (Ellis, 198). The extent to where Jefferson was compelled to take this dishonorable action towards Adams shows that the early founding brother's disputes could get so extreme that they would amount to this type of