Comparison Of Alexander Hamilton And Thomas Jefferson

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The United States, a country built on democracy and freedom, wasn’t always the great country it is today, without the help of some key role players. Leaders such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, took the responsibility of running the country and making it into the nation it is today. Although they all felt the same burden to the country, the Founding Fathers weren’t all band together to complete the task at hand, they separately changed America, while inclusively and unexpectedly working together for the same goal of a vast, extravagant nation for all to be welcomed to. The U.S. wasn’t your average nation, the idea of not having a common ethnicity, religion, or language was very uncommon in the eighteenth century. …show more content…

Hamilton, representing the “republicans”, and Jefferson representing the “Democrats”, each had plans of action that would only benefit them, but also benefits the people they represent. One of these ideas of government is their thoughts on how to govern state and federal powers. The Constitution gives rights to the people that need to be interpreted so civilians of the U.S. don’t follow them incorrectly. One of these issues that needed interpretation was the delegation of powers between the states and the federal governments. Hamilton felt that a strong central federal government was necessary, due to his past work as treasurer. Fighting alongside Washington, Hamilton saw a lack of funding and order in the army and wanted change. He felt that congress “couldn’t never exert the “energy”’ needed for a strong country. Hamilton stated that, “It is impossible such a body…..can ever act with sufficient decision or with system.” (126) On the opposite end of the spectrum, Jefferson believed in a strong state government. Jefferson believed in the people, he thought having a strong central government would lead to the government becoming to strong, taking rights from individuals, and ultimately starting another monarchy. Jefferson felt congress had no right to, “ regulate the conditions of the different descriptions of men composing a

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