Hamilton Vs Thomas Jefferson Analysis

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During the 1790’s the birth of these partisan parties took place and caused many debates over the constitution. After the passing of the constitution the conflict arose of what type of county we should be. Thomas Jefferson’s Republican Party informally known as “Jeffersonian Republicans” opposed the policies of The Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson was a democratic who eventually became secretary of state and president. While Alexander Hamilton could not become president because he was born in British West Indies and became first secretary of treasury. Jefferson’s republicans believed in freedom and states’ rights. He viewed the starting of a national bank as unnecessary and thought this was another way for congress to take control. He believed they were not among the powers specially enumerated for one was: "To borrow money." But this bill neither borrows money nor ensures the borrowing it. The proprietors of the bank will be just as free as any other money holders, to lend or not to lend their money to the public. The operation…show more content…
Many republicans feared a large federal government as they believed it would lead to a corrupt and controlled country. Jefferson was big on a limited government and was an advocate of self-government. He authored the Kentucky resolutions of 1798 which wasn’t released until years after the Alien and Seduction Acts were passed by congress. The Kentucky resolutions basically exposed the unconstitutional laws that were passed in the alien and seduction acts. Jefferson believed that states had the power to nullify unconstitutional federal laws. Stated in the Kentucky resolution, “That the several states who formed that instrument, being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of its infraction; and that a nullification, by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts done under colour of that instrument, is the rightful

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