Compare Thomas Jefferson's Approach To The Formation Of Centralized Government

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“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny,” said Thomas Jefferson, who believed in strict constitutional interpretation, a simple republican society, and the opposition of a powerful, centralized government. Opposed to Hamiltonian visions such as an industrialized nation, a powerful centralized government, the U.S Bank, high tariffs, and an approbation towards the white collar or upper class, Jefferson proposed ideals of agrarianism, a weak centralized government allowing more power to the individual, a miniscule standing army, and an approbation towards the blue collar or working class. Though Jefferson proposed many of these ideas, he was not able to act on many of them throughout his presidency. Due to certain circumstances dealing with war, the Embargo Act, and other urgencies during his presidency, Jefferson was forced into leading a more powerful, centralized government, contesting with his original hopes for the nation.
During Washington’s time as president, state secretary, Jefferson and treasury secretary, Hamilton disagreed on several topics. Hamilton proposed a Bank of the United States that could print paper money and create a stable national currency. Jefferson,
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Due to important circumstances dealing with the First Bank of the United States, the Tripolitan War, the Louisiana purchase, the Embargo Act, and other urgencies during his presidency, Jefferson was forced into leading a more powerful, centralized government, contradictory with his original hopes for the
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