Jefferson versus Hamilton

 

Jefferson versus Hamilton

Introduction

            In the United States of America, there existed two competing philosophers, who one was supporting the idea of improving and enhancing the power of federal government and the other one was against it.  Jefferson and Hamilton out-dated these two philosophers, both Hamilton and Jefferson were very influential people, and both had two different political views. Hamilton was the leader of federalist’s political party; he pushed for the significance of a solid federal government t in leading the United States. Jefferson was the leader of the democratic republican political party which advocated for promoting and growing the people participating in the government. Both Hamilton and Jefferson had good and better intention for the common people of the United States of America, the federalist political party was much more concerned with uniting the people of United States of America, this is because it tried to fight the domestic group and minding the future of the American people.

            America won its independence in early 1800 from Britain, and fear of failure was still at large.  Hamilton sought to destroy the fear of failure by increasing the central government of the United States. By doing this, American people will be assured of their freedom and they will be able to speak with one voice when united. Hamilton had experienced poor political governance and bad economic frustration initiated by the state through corruption and high taxation policies. He cleared this mess by making sure that the central government is responsible for the decision making on matters of economic systems and politics. With the

 

federal government in place, national conflicts will be easily managed before it takes roots and destroys the lives of American people.

            Hamilton advocated for flexible interpretation of American constitution and not powers that were not granted to them by the constitution and also they adopted the philosophy of loose construction. Hamilton believed that people of American will benefit from his party agenda because it will force the government to behave or act in whatever manner would be good for the best of the American people.  Jefferson opposed the establishment of the bank of the United States, which was storing excess money, printing excess money, and circulating more cash to help American businesses.  Jefferson and his followers strongly opposed the development of the state bank which was mainly benefiting the American people. Jefferson viewed that financial institutions should be controlled by the state according to the constitution and state should not be permitted to develop private financial institutions. Hamilton viewed that if no banks existed in the entire country, then all creditors would back up and supports the government. This would eliminate domestic group and also it will bolster the nation economic status. 

            In distinction, Jefferson believed in putting a large amount of authority straight onto the American people.  Democratic-Republicans were anxious that the powerful state would be capable of running the nation unchecked and unopposed without the approval of the people.  However, the constitution of America prohibited such kind of administration to rule a country.  The Democratic Party guaranteed that the central government would always put the people of America first by performing they will.  Jefferson disagreed with them and continued to preach his old-fashioned conspiracy theories which continually served to divide Americans damage their strength and strengthen interstate conflicts. Both the two parties worked and tried their best to lead the Americans in a positive way. However, Federalist Party was more effective in accomplishing its objective by using their federal power to take control over state issues and to develop stronger banking systems and the American people were united. The federalist’s party believed in protecting the American people, securities and to ensure that they enjoy their freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works cited

Syrett, Harold. "Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18."  Alexander Hamilton, opinion on the constitutionality of the bank. 23 Feb. 1791. New York and London: Columbia University Press. 6 Nov 2006

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