Thomas Jefferson Vs Hamilton

analytical Essay
1145 words
1145 words

American politics were fueling with passion, due to the adoption of the constitution. Ideas for the future U.S. were under the fire, especially between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Hamilton, a federalist who grew up with a humble background, envisioned America a place where economy relied on commercial marketing and a national bank, an army with strong military advantages and a government inspired by Britain. Jefferson saw the United states based more on the French, with the nation held up by an independent agrarian republic with small militias instead of a federal army. Unlike Hamilton’s idea for a loose interpretation of the constitution Jefferson push for a strict construction. Jefferson’s goal was to limit the power of the federal …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Compares the ideas of alexander hamilton and thomas jefferson for the future u.s.
  • Analyzes hamilton's plan to construct a national bank that would hold government funds, increase government security, provide loans, and stabilize the nations economy.
  • Analyzes how hamilton and jefferson's ideologies regarding society contradicted each other. hamilton based his ideal society and government off of british values.
  • Opines that a hamiltonian society has the components to be competitive against foreign nations. hamilton's national bank plan helped start americas economy by providing an income to support debts.

like I pointed out before Hamilton based his ideal society and government off of British values. He believed a powerful respected government that is able to stabilize its society’s economy are crucial components for a working society. For instance, take his “law Enforcement” of 1794 expressing his plans to shape American economy, “the constitution you have ordained for yourselves and your posterity contains this express clause ‘The congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imports, and excises, to pay the debts…” (Law Enforcement). Even though Hamilton has a loose interpretation of the constitution he is basically tell the protesters that they have chosen this path themselves and they must obey the Constitution to help their nation prosper from debts. In this excerpt he treats the protesters as spoiled children that need to be told what to do, because he treats them like this it is crucial to understand that he values an obeying society. He takes in consideration what society wants however the public must respond appropriately towards authority. Thomas sides more within the public than the government, standing his ground with small knit farmers for constructing the economy. On December 24 1798 he informs the public of how dangerous the Alien and sedition acts are towards their rights. “…Ought to produce universal alarm, because it is leveled against the right of freely examining public characters and measures and of free communication among the people thereon, which has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right” (Virginia Resolutions). He warns society that this limits their right of expression, furthermore it prevents them from analyzing the actions of government officials leaving the public defenseless. Next his ally James Madison claims that the Alien and Sedition acts are “Palpable violations” of the Constitution. He wants the

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