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  • Louisiana Purchase By Jefferson
    618 words
    Shortly after the revolution, many drastic changes occurred in the United States. In addition to physical characteristics, the political aspect of this period of social adolescence was most astonishing. From the heart of the country rose two individuals, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, whose political philosophies formed the basis of all the development to come. Controversial issues such as of the constitution, who should manage public affairs, and the Louisiana Purchase, crystallized t...
  • Hamilton's Views On Government
    423 words
    During the Constitutional Convention, and the years to follow, the A nit-federalists heavily disputed with Federalist Party. One of the longest and most important arguments throughout this time period were the debates between Alexander Hamilton of the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson of the Anti-Federalists. The controversial issue discussed was over the establishment of a national bank. Alexander Hamilton, at the time George Washington's Secretary of Treasury, explained before the Congress that...
  • Hamilton And Jefferson
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    Compare and contrast the Hamilton and Jefferson debates. What was the conflict? Hamilton and Jefferson were both appointed to Washington's cabinet. Hamilton was the secretary of the treasury and Jefferson became the secretary of state. Creating a cabinet was only one of several precedents set by Washington in areas where the Constitution was silent or unclear. Hamilton and Jefferson had very different opinions. This undoubtedly caused them to debate heavily during the times they served this posi...
  • Jefferson's Stay In France
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    Thomas Jefferson Jefferson was born at Shadwell, his father's home in Albemarle county, Va., on April 13, 1743. His father, Peter Jefferson, a man of legendary strength, was a successful planter and surveyor who gained minor title to fame as an explorer and mapmaker. His prominence in his own locality is attested by the fact that he served as a burgess and as county lieutenant. Jefferson later held the same offices. Through his mother, Jane Randolph, a member of one of the most famous Virginia f...
  • Hamilton And Jefferson
    981 words
    The Washington administration was the first to bring together in the cabinet of the United States, the Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and the Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson and Hamilton began to take different views when the government began to address the issue of the old war debts and the worthless paper money left over from the days of the Confederation. Hamilton suggested that the government should create the Bank of the United States, which would be a public-privat...
  • Jefferson's And Hamilton's First Disagreements
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    Though both Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson served as members of President Washington's cabinet, the two held very different views on the newly founded U.S. government, interpretation of its constitution, and the role of the "masses" in that government. These conflicting views would develop in two political parties, the Federalists led by Hamilton and the Democratic-Republicans led by Jefferson. Although both political parties presented enticing aspects, Hamilton's views were much more r...
  • Alexander Hamiltons And Thomas Jefferson
    613 words
    Shortly after the revolution, many drastic changes occurs in the United States. The political of this period of social adolescence was most spectacular. Alexander Hamiltons, and Thomas Jefferson contrasting political philosophies had one one thing in common; they both created a strong government and society in the new American republic. Throughout his life Hamilton was shaped into a loyal patriot, but he regarded people with an attitude. Jefferson was also a patriot, but he saw people at there b...
  • Founding Of The National Bank Alexander Hamilton
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    Founding of The National Bank Alexander Hamilton formally served as military aide to Washington during the Revolution. Washington later appointed Hamilton as his secretary of treasury. Congress called on Hamilton to prepare a report on the nations finances. Hamilton had many enemies, but he was a great thinker. He believed that a strong government was essential to the country. He based his belief on that from Great Britain, whose success came from its system of public finance and its supremacy i...
  • Duel Between Alexander Hamilton And Aaron Burr
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    The compelling and infectious novel of Founding Brothers; The Revolutionary Generation written by Joseph J. Ellis combines our founding fathers weakness' and strongest abilities in just six chapters. His six chapters tell the stories of: The duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. This entertaining chapter describes how duels were undertaken and played out in that time, and helps the reader understand both men's motives. The dinner which Thomas Jefferson held for Alexander Hamilton and J...
  • Constant Debate Between Jefferson And Hamilton
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    In the early years of America's birth there were many controversy's surrounding the establishment of an effective form of government that would protect the ideals that were fought for during the Revolutionary War. After the brief career and imminent failure of the Articles of Confederation a more specific and structured form of government was created based upon a written Constitution. Although much more specific than the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution still left a vast array of ques...
  • Hamilton's Dream Of A Government
    614 words
    I enjoyed a night of dinner, drinks, and heated discussion with two of America's founding fathers. I sat and listened to Alexander Hamilton argue his plan for a manufacturing society fueled by a strong national government. On the other hand, Thomas Jefferson defended states' rights and the preservation of agrarian life. Both men spoke passionately and proved in the end they were more alike than different. Government was our first topic of the night. Hamilton took center stage with a moving plea ...
  • Well Hamilton
    261 words
    Hamilton vs. Jefferson Adam Dyer 10/8/03 Hamilton:" Jefferson how has the poor people been doing these days". Jefferson:" Well Hamilton not so good with people like you in office."I fear that if i turn around that you would take the advantage and stab me in the back". Hamilton:" Jefferson that was one heck of a cheap shot."Now why don't we both act like grownups and fight polatics!" Jefferson:" Well it was your idea so you can pick a topic". Hamilton:" Well i think that we should raise the taxes...
  • Hamilton's Plan For A Strong Government
    451 words
    Jefferson and Hamilton had different views on what would be best for the new country. They both had completely opposite views on how the government would be run but Hamilton's plan would benefit the country better. Hamilton's idea was for a strong central government. Hamilton's believe for commerce and industry were the keys to a nation economy wealth. His plan was what the country needed. Political divisions in the new nation were great. Hamilton believed in a strong central government led pros...
  • North's Assumption Of State Debts
    353 words
    Alexander Hamilton was the man who proposed an economic plan to pay off the national debt. As the Secretary of Treasure, his job was to set in order the nations finances and to put the nation's economy on a firm footing. Hamilton said to pay off this debt thegovernment had to issue new bonds to cover the old ones. James Madison's objections to this was that thegovernment should pay the original bond holders and no tthe new holders. Hamilton also purposed that there be one bank for the whole coun...

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