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The Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian Traditions in American Politics
The Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian Traditions in American Politics Author:edited by Albert Fried When Hamilton and Jefferson were appointed to Washington's Cabinet in 1789, they differed profoundly over the purposes and ideals that were to guide the new nation. Hamilton's view was the federal government's chief function was to support the creditor and commercial interests, while Jefferson believed its primary aim was to enhance the economi... more »c and political rights of the majority. Both were equality nationalistic; each, however, defined nationalism in accordance with his own social values.
Combining a reveling selection of letters, speeches, Supreme Court decisions and other documents with long chapter introductions that could stand alone as a history of American political though, the volume offers fresh perspectives on many of the issues and movements of the American past.« less