Analysis Of The Compromise Of Hamilton: An American Musical By Thomas Jefferson

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Immediately following the Revolutionary War, the government was chaotic and in debt; the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton needed to make changes to help this new country heal from the repercussions of war. Though they were political rivals with vastly different views for a “perfect democracy,” which led to many disputes and competition, they both wanted what was best for their country. This resulted in the Compromise of 1790 between Madison, Jefferson, and Hamilton, which caused different events to shape them, which would lead to the party system that the U.S. works under in status quo.Around 1780, the United States was weak at the ending of the Revolutionary War. The United States did not have a central government…show more content…
In the compromise, Jefferson and Madison would give Hamilton the votes he needed to carry out his financial plan and Hamilton would give the Jefferson and Madison the votes they needed in order to place the state capital in the South. The simple dinner party that was arranged solved a problem that would have been a chaos if no action had been taken. In the play “Hamilton: An American Musical”, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, it talks about how Jefferson and Hamilton resolved the issue because by moving the capital, Jefferson would work closer to his home and Hamilton would leave a legacy that would outlive him. This illustrates that by accepting the compromise, it would benefit both of them and it would set aside their problems because it would carry out both of their plans.The immediate impact of the rivalry between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton consists of the different events after the Compromise of 1790 that are critical to the structure of Jefferson and Hamilton`s relationship.After the Compromise of 1790, Jefferson and Hamilton had a distant and not so tense relationship. Things between them became…show more content…
He speaks badly of Burr but says, ¨Mr. Jefferson is a man of fair character for probity.¨ This shows that despite how much he dislikes Jefferson`s political views and disagrees on almost everything with him, he would much rather see Jefferson win than see Burr win the election of 1800, which makes Burr seem very dishonorable in Hamilton`s eyes. Jefferson and Hamilton’s feud created the foundation of our political views and system. They both helped to form the factions that led to the dual party system under which the U.S. operates today. The rivalry between Jefferson and Hamilton led to the founding of two political parties, Democratic and Republic, which are still relevant to our political system. This demonstrates that their different beliefs founded parties which have two different mindsets and group people in order to make laws based on their principles. The two political parties, the Federalist Party (led by Hamilton), and the Democratic-Republican Party (led by Jefferson) evolved to the parties we have now. Jefferson’s party broke down into the two main parties that are present to this day, Democratic and Republican. This is relevant to this day because it is helpful to voters and helps them vote for candidates that are for their political party and agree on the same issues. Political parties also help keep each other checked and balanced by pointing out whatever political wrongdoings
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