There have been many power struggles between the federal and state governments. These are captured in the many debates and interpretations of the constitution by the two opposing parties, the Federalist Party and the Republican Party. These debates have shaped the country, as we know it today. This paper will compare the different points of v
The naturalization act sought to make all acquisitions of American citizenship uniform in the entire country. These provisions were to be followed by all state leaders in the country (Alien and Sedition Acts or 1798, 1905. pp, 137-148). Conformity to such rules implies that the states are under the control of the federal government. There is therefore need for recognition of federal superiority and conclude that the Federalist Party had the right inclination; it is better to have a federal government that is stronger that the state governments.
The immigration Act was one of the objects of debate. According to a Claus in the Act, the authority of the president, according to this act, to denounce the citizenship of all aliens if he had any cause to suspect ulterior motives for them (Alien and Sedition Acts or 1798, 1905 page 137-148). This was responsible for the Japanese segregation in the course of the Second World War. However, the powers were later reduced when the clause was resolved. All people are under the protection of the law and therefore the president cannot make the calls without following the due process (Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, 1905 page 148-160). However, there is no denying that the federal government has an obligation to protect the interests of the nation. This implies that
though the issue was later resolved, the federal government still has a role to play to play when aliens pose a threat to the country.
The Jefferson vs. Hamilton debate about the first national bank was also a landmark in the struggle between the two parties. In his argument against the first national bank being under the control of the state, Jefferson pointed out that that all powers not delegates to the federal government by the constitution, not prohibited by the same constitution belong to the state or to the people (Debate on the First National...