“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” Alexander Hamilton once said with great confidence. Even though being so inspiring,throughout his time he had many bad relations with people. People such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Maria Reynolds. Alexander was a great man. Along with that he was man that did many bad things for his personal gain. Hamilton had fought for his political party, used James Madison for money, and had a sexual affair with his wife.
A political party is two different organizations made up of people with different ideas for how the country should be run. They argue over “who is right”. People join political parties who have similar beliefs ( Doc 1). Jefferson and Hamilton created the first two political parties. Jefferson, the Democratic Republicans, and Hamilton, the Federalists, had very different ideas for the new nation. Jefferson believed that people have the ability to govern themselves. He favored giving more power to the state government. However, Hamilton believed in an powerful central government which is in the hands of those few elite men, rich and intelligent men (Doc 2 & 3). Jefferson favored the common man, “the chosen people of God”, and wanted more power
The two party political system can in part be attributed to the conflicting viewpoints of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson and Hamilton were two of the three cabinet members in George Washington's cabinet. During Washington’s presidency he appointed Thomas Jefferson to be the first Secretary of State and Alexander Hamilton to be the first Secretary of Treasury. While both held government positions, they disagreed on the power the national government should hold. Jefferson was a constructionist, and therefore believed in a strict reading of the Constitution in which no interpretation was allowed. On the other hand, Hamilton was a loose constructionist, and believed that the Constitution could be interpreted by the reader. Hamilton and
There are many conflicts in the early years of the American politics. There are two famous political parties during the early years of American Independence, and their ideologies were completely opposite. Thomas Jefferson was the third American President from 1801-1809. Alexander Hamilton was the founder of Federalist party and President Washington elected him as a first secretary of the treasurer. Jefferson's democratic-republican party views are always contradictory to the Federalist party founded by Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson believes in small federal government and more powers to individual states, his policies are around people and they should rule the government. Jefferson always follows strict constitutional rules. Jefferson always believed the country economy will improve through the agriculture. Hamilton views are very contrasted to Jefferson's view. Hamilton believes in strong federal government and weak state governments. He also wants to favor rich people and insist on rich should rule the country and he has a loose interpretation of the constitution. Hamilton dreams towards country economy should
Did you know that one of America’s greatest heroes, has been forgotten for many years. Alexander Hamilton was born on Nevis in the British West Isles on January 11, 1755 or 1757(exact year unknown). He died at Greenwich Village, New York City, on July 12, 1804 with a fatal duel with Aaron Burr. In this report I will teach you about Alexander Hamilton’s childhood, how he impacted the world, and some other interesting facts.
Thomas Jefferson during the 1790’s-1800’s while working with federalists Alexander Hamilton, his viewpoints were different. During the 1790’s Jefferson was known to be in the democratic-republican party where he progresses an ideal structure of equivalencies between money and weight standards with the American/Spanish currency. Jefferson took charge of the republicans after a conflict created two parties, republican-democratic and the federalist, who empathized with the revolutionary cause in France. While attacking the federalist policies, Jefferson opposed a strong centralized government and granted the rights of states. While Jefferson was in presidency, he cut down on the Army and Navy expenditures, cut the U.S. budget, eliminated the tax
At the end of the American Revolution, two political philosophies had a large influence on American politics. Some of the nation’s founders had different ideas of how the Constitution was to be acted upon. Two men named Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson had very different, but definite visions of what American society should become. Hamilton’s main point was having a strong central government, while Jefferson thought that the future of America shouldn't rely on industries, but instead should be centered around agriculture. Over time these two ideas of government grew further apart and eventually led to the formation of America's first political parties, that would later earn the labels of the “Federalists” and “Republicans”. Even though
Thomas Jefferson’s and Alexander Hamilton’s viewpoints during the 1790’s and the 1800’s were very different but sort of similar. Jefferson wanted the government to be run by the people of the U.S. while Hamilton wanted the wealthy class to run it, Jefferson wanted strong state government, Hamilton wanted strong federal government. But one thing that stood out to the people was Hamilton wanted a loose/lenient interpretation of the constitution as Jefferson wanted a strict one.
Saving the country you love is something very little people can say. Alexander Hamilton is one of those people. Alexander Hamilton is known by many as A good person with money, but he is so much more. Alexander Hamilton changed the world by helping money while fighting in many different ways. He showed that underdogs can win if they just believe they can do it. He left a legacy as the Outsider.
The year is 1789, and a boat docks in the Virginian harbor after a long journey back from France. As the passengers leave the ship, THOMAS JEFFERSON emerges from a cloud of dust, wearing a bright blue “I <3 FRANCE” T-shirt and blinding highlight. He welcomes himself back into America,
Although it can be argued that Thomas Jefferson’s government policies were better than Alexander Hamilton’s, Hamilton, overall, had the better policy because of his persistence to progress, his federalist beliefs, and his understanding of the issues with Jefferson’s trust in the common man’s morals.
Why are today’s politicians compared to the founding figures that built this nation’s government? The answer to this question perhaps lies in the book “Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different” by: Gordon Wood. This book gives readers an insight on some of this nation’s founding fathers, and how they came to be so memorable. Wood’s main point in writing this book is to show the readers how character is of the utmost importance for these different leaders of the new transforming government. Most of the founding fathers have a strong character some, however, will sometimes question theirs. Which in return will cause the people to doubt them as well. As time passes and the Founders pass on their revelations,
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton both had very defined visions of the scope and power of the new federal government, how they saw the future of the economic development, and what the United States society should become. In my opinion Alexander Hamilton had more of an impact on the United States during the 1820’s and on contemporary government when compared to Thomas Jefferson. His policies did not strictly work during that time and many of his ideas are still seen in today’s society. Jefferson’s views and ideas on/of the national bank, higher tariffs, debt assumption, The Federalist Party, and his support of the ratification of the Constitution are all reasons in why his policies and visions came closer to becoming a reality.