Discussion Week 09 – Historical Memes
We all love memes, and memes are a great way to communicate. It also gives us an opportunity to analyze historical facts, visualize, and interpret them. For this discussion, you will use historical images and create an historically accurate meme on any of the following topics in Chapter 9: “Democracy in America”. Then write a brief paragraph explaining your meme. Respond to at least one other meme.
“Believes in the strict interpretation of the Constitution…purchases Louisiana!“
Explanation: Thomas Jefferson believed in the strict interpretation of the Constitution, and he was against Alexander Hamilton creating the First National Bank, as there was nothing in the Constitution about it – Hamilton used a loose interpretation of the “elastic clause” to validate creating the bank. When Jefferson became president of the United States in 1800, he was given the opportunity to buy the Louisiana territory from Napoleon. This type of situation is not mentioned Constitution, but Jefferson went ahead and bought the land, bypassing Congress in the process. He used the same “elastic clause” as validation.