View common man: (H) Passionate, go on their own feelings, act on ambition and interest. (J) View man as self guided, capable of making own decisions; keep government of common man, common man keeps gov’t together.
Safeguards: balanced between leaders and ruler, elected rulers over natural born leaders
Agree with: Jefferson because of Revolutionary Republicanism, everyone was well informed. Leaders more honest back then.
Andrew Burnaby – pessimistic, America will fail because of differences between colonies.
South – Too much area, population diluted
North – don’t have enough area
Population will get too great
No unity (religion, nation, tongue)
J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur – optimistic; America will prosper because of opportunity. One American made from many nationalities made more unified.
Thomas Pownall – new world view, fixing the evils of the British model, we will overcome early struggles.