The Cabinet Battles: Thomas Jefferson And Alexander Hamilton

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Arguments in film and production show what points are made by what characters. Different characters are gonna have different approaches, depending on what they stand by or believe in. In the Musical Hamilton, two songs show evidence of The Cabinet Battles and how Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton had different approaches to the situations at hand. To begin, in Cabinet Battle #1, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton are arguing to the cabinet members about Hamilton's new financial plan. Hamilton created a financial plan for America after the Revolutionary War, because they had become severely in debt after fighting Great Britain. Hamilton had a drawn out plan that Jefferson did not agree with, stating that assuming state debts …show more content…

France was about to go to war with England. During the American Revolution, America signed a treaty with France and King Louis, stating that they would pay for America’s war expenses, as long as America would lend a hand in the future against impending wars. King Louis was killed before this issue occurred, but Thomas believes we should still stay loyal to France, although their King is dead. He believes we should still follow the treaty. Alexander's counterargument states that going to battle is pointless and unnecessary, and would destroy America. He thinks that staying loyal to a dead King is idiotic. For example, Thomas states, “In return, they didn’t ask for land, only a promise that we’d lend a hand and stand with them if they fought against oppressors, and revolution is messy but now is the time to stand. Stand with our brothers as they fight against tyranny.” (Miranda). This shows that Thomas is eager to help France, and wants to hold his side of the agreement up. However, Alexander states, “We signed a treaty with a King whose head is now in a basket. Would you like to take it out and ask?” (Miranda). Alexander believes that going back to war after just recovering from another war is gonna further hurt America, and that they shouldn’t help them and forget about the treaty. Alexander brings his fear and sarcasm into the argument. He’s afraid of what may happen if they hold up and end the bargain that doesn’t count anymore. To conclude, in Cabinet Battle #2, Thomas believes that the nation's loyalty to France must stay as it is, and they should help them fight, while Hamilton believes that the nation itself just got over the Revolutionary War, and that going to war again would destroy

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