Alexander Hamilton | Critical Essay by Thomas Jefferson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Alexander Hamilton.
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Critical Essay by Thomas Jefferson

SOURCE: "The Anas: Explanations of the 3 Volumes Bound in Marbled Paper," in The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, edited by Saul K. Padover, The Heritage Press, 1967, pp. 107-20.

The third president of the United States, Jefferson is best known as a respected statesman whose belief in natural rights, equality, individual liberties, and self-government found its fullest expression in the Declaration of Independence. During the early years of the American republic Jefferson, by his outspoken opposition to Federalist policies, became the leader of the Republican (now Democratic) Party. As such, he was a bitter opponent of the Federalists' chief spokesman, Hamilton. In the following excerpt from a portion of his memoirs originally published in 1818, Jefferson offers a contemptuous portrait of Hamilton.

Hamilton was not only a monarchist, but for a monarchy bottomed on corruption. In proof of this, I will relate an...

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