Differences Between Jefferson And Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to George Washington, and one of the most influential interpreters of the U.S. Constitution. After the American Revolution, Hamilton believed it was necessary to eradicate the debt we owed, and to establish a nationally flowing currency to continue taking in revenue. Thomas Jefferson also believed the national debt should be eliminated. Jefferson, like Hamilton, was a founding father. He also wrote The Declaration of Independence, and was the third president of the United States. Jefferson and Hamilton’s ways of eliminating the debt were extremely different, and it is evident that the two men had shockingly different views for the United States of America. Alexander Hamilton was evidently, a man of the North. He believed in a more industrial way of making America prosper. Instead of a very individualistic way of achieving financial security, Hamilton believed in a collaborative flourishment, where businesses and companies could be established and prosper for the nation. With these ideas, Hamilton created a plan to pay off the federal debt and state’s debt. His arguably biggest contribution to the United States was the his establishment of the…show more content…
While Hamilton went about his ideas in a more industrialized way, Jefferson was very individualistic in his beliefs, and favored an Agrarian America. Hamilton and Jefferson’s differences of ways in eliminating the national debt were showed through their general belief system. While their motives were similar, these two men were nonetheless different, and overall shared very few similarities, and often exposed their gaping differences. It is known that Hamilton’s ideas were the more favorable idea’s and were in turn placed into effect, but some to this day wonder what America would be like today, had Jefferson’s ideas been more
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