What Are The Similarities Between Hamilton And Thomas Jefferson

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Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson had drastically different political viewpoints. For starters Jefferson’s idea of the size of government is very similar to what is now the standard republican ideal of small federal government with strong statewide governments. Hamilton believed in a large controlling federal government as well as a national bank. Hamilton also encouraged raising voting standards to give the elitists of the country power, Jefferson believed in the commoners, thinking they should have just as much of a voice as the wealthy and educated. Jefferson enforced the common farmers, believing farming and agriculture were the backbone to the country; Hamilton wanted a balance between farming and trade. Furthermore, Hamilton wanted

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