Jefferson verse Hamilton

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A self made man
Hamilton
Distrusted the people called democracy a poison.
Hamilton
Thought people to be naturally selfish, unreasonable, and violent
Hamilton
Believed in high centralized government in keeping order
Hamilton
Believed in strengthening the federal government powers and reducing the powers of the states
Hamilton
Believed in a strong executive department strong courts, and a standing army
Hamilton
Considered a conservative
Hamilton
While he despised this "thing of a republic", he worked loyally to make it a success
Hamilton
While he favored centralized power he realized the states interests could not be ignored
Hamilton
Rule by the "best people"
Hamilton
Hostility to extension of democracy
Hamilton
A powerful central government at the expense of state's rights
Hamilton
Loose interpretation of the constitution
Hamilton
Government to foster business; concentration of wealth in interests of capitlastic enterprise
Hamilton
A protective tariff
Hamilton
Pro-British (conservative Tory tradition)
Hamilton
National debt a blessing, if properly funded.
Hamilton
An expanding beauracracy
Hamilton
A powerful central bank
Hamilton
Restrictions on free speech and press
Hamilton
Concentration in seacoast area
Hamilton
A strong navy to protect shippers
Hamilton
born to wealth and social position
Jefferson
Thought that if people were given the opportunity, they are naturally decent and reasonable
Jefferson
A defender of human liberty
Jefferson
Believe in a minimum of government as close to the people as possible
Jefferson
Favored local government over national, the congress over the other branches of government because he thought it best reflected the popular will
Jefferson
Much opposed to a standing army-thought a military leader would take over the country
Jefferson
Considered a radical
Jefferson
While he professes to fear the power of a federal government., he spent 16 years of his life holding federal office
Jefferson
Believed in self-government but wanted the ruling few to have education and property
Jefferson
Rule by the informed masses
Jefferson
Friendliness toward extension of democracy
Jefferson
A weak central government so as to conserve state's rights
Jefferson
Strict interpretation of constitution
Jefferson
No special favors for business; agriculture preferred
Jefferson
Pro-French(radical Revolutionary tradition)
Jefferson
National debt a bane; rigid economy
Jefferson
Reductive of Federal officeholders
Jefferson
Encouragement to state banks
Jefferson
Relatively free speech and press
Jefferson
Concentration in South and Southwest; in agricultural areas and backcountry
Jefferson
A minimal navy for coastal defense.
Jefferson
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