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If you were apart of the Untied States Goverment, would you want to make decisions morally, or only be able to make choices on what the Constitution says? This is called having a loose construction and a strict construction. I personally would rather have a loose construction because what if you were going through a situation in court, and you couldn’t figure out what to do because there was no rule made for it? You would obviously have to do what you believe in most! While making the Constitution, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton debated on whether to have a strict construction or s loose construction of the Constitution. Hamilton wanted a loose construction and Washington wanted it to be strict. In the end, the Constitution, called the “elastic clause”, was made in a loose construction. So if it weren’t for Alexander Hamilton going over the Constitution with George Washington, we all might be in a different situation right now! Think about it!
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When George Washington was just a little boy, he got his very own hatchet. Ofcourse, he started to chop down, and cut every object that he saw! One day, while he was strolling through the garden, he came across a beautiful cherry tree. He just couldn’t resist, so he chopped it down! Unfortunatly, this wasn’t just some tree. This was his father’s tree, and his father was extremely proud of it! When his father came home, he saw that his cherry tree was knocked down. He asked George if he knew anything about it, and George said, “I cannot tell a lie Father, you know I cannot tell a lie! I did cut it with my little hatchet!”
Now, most of you already know this story, but is it really true? I have some doubts about it. I mean, who even made this story?! I don’t know, do you? If it was a tale made by George Washington himself, then ofcourse I would believe it! But I also don’t know if it was made by a regular person, trying to teach someone else a lesson!
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What are some wars really about? We know that some are for freedom, some are from revenge, and some are for…money. It’s called “killing for profit”. George Washignton and his army of men, defeated the Hessions while in the Battle of Trenton. The Hession Commander wished to speak to George Washington before he died right after the fight, but he refused. He said, “Do you want me to weep men who die for profit?”. He changed his decision after General Greene told him that if you think about it, fighting against Britsh Taxation was also considered fighting for profit. In my opinion, I think that it’s okay to kill for profit, but only in some cases. For example, the Americans were fighting against taxes from the British because they couldn’t afford a lot in their own country, and as for the Hessions, well, they were just hired to fight against America while getting paid to do it! Do you see what I mean? So in the case of the Battle of Trenton, I think the Americans had the Right to fight because they actually had a reason! A time I made a decision, but for the wrong reason was when I decided to join the track team. I decided to join it because I just wanted to be apart of a team sport, and had no interest in running, but in the end I really did like it!