Founding Brothers Chapter Summary

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Founding Brothers In this book there are many interesting stories and lots to learn. Although the first chapter to really capture my interest would have to be Chapter 2, ‘The Dinner”. It discusses the dinner which Thomas Jefferson held to decide the issues of the early nation 's deficit and the location of its new capital. This event would later become known as the Compromise of 1790. During the summer of 1790, Hamilton said that his financial plan for the nation had reached a stalemate, because Southern politicians opposed the proposed assumption of state debt by the federal government. The opposing party was led by James Madison of Virginia. Jefferson offered to host a dinner for Hamilton and Madison to help resolve their disagreements. He convinced Madison not to dissuade his party members from supporting the financial plan, in return, Hamilton agreed to use his influence to locate the new national capital on the Potomac River. Both the Assumption Bill and the Residence Bill passed the House of Representatives right after. Newspaper reporters were convinced that a secret deal had taken place at Jefferson’s house. Speculations because of this caused a change of plans and called for a different site to be chosen for the capital. However, new parties had formed because of this. Hamilton no longer trusted Madison to consider the nation 's best interest. The idea…show more content…
In this chapter it explains this timeline of events throughout the friendship of both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, but also talks about other things. Going in yearly order it starts off with Thomas Jefferson retiring from Washington’s administration. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase is made from France, which doubled the size of the United States. The following year, Jefferson’s younger daughter died from complications during childbirth. When this happens Abigail Adams wrote a letter showing her condolences. Thomas JEfferson took this as a sign that John Adams wanted to reconnect but he did not want

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