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Hamilton Vs. Jefferson

Summary: Explains in detail the differences between Alexander Hamilton's and Thomas Jefferson's political views as far as states rights and Jeffersonians are concerned. Mentions the Bank of the United States and explores how each party interpreted the Constitution.
George Washington, as prominent as he was proclaimed, would never have been so successful if not for his right hand, Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton and his left, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. As can be expected, each pressed his own ideas over Washington's shoulders.

Among these discrepancies were the staunch views taken in regards to Hamilton's proposed Bank of the United States and whether America should not model after England. Hamilton's views were practical solutions for increasingly problematic financial affairs while Jefferson argued on behalf of philosophical values.

At the heart of their bickering was a Literal interpretation of the Constitution contrasting an Idealistic interpretation, otherwise mentioned as "loose" and "strict" constructionists.

On the first hand, "strict" constructionists supported the literal translation of the document; that anything not specifically delegated to the Federal Government could not be assumed unless by individual states. First known as "States Rightists...

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