Hamilton vs. Jefferson

A good dramatization of the essential clash between Hamilton and Jefferson as to whether America’s economic future lay in trade and industrialization or agrarianism.  The North largely followed Hamilton while the South largely followed Jefferson, and the consequences of these different world views were played out in our Civil War.  Jefferson won the political struggle in his day, but Hamilton set the financial course of the nation that could not be altered by Jefferson.

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Published in: on May 19, 2010 at 5:21 am  Comments Off on Hamilton vs. Jefferson  
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