Class Notes

The two men responsible for the creation of political parties were Jefferson and Hamilton. One of their issues was that they differed on what America should be.  Jefferson wanted to keep America an agricultural nation, where everyone owned their own farms. If everyone was self-employed then they would be free and could vote.  Jefferson’s worst fear was Hamilton’s version of America, which followed the British model of industrialization.  Hamilton believed if we wanted to be the best, we needed to copy the best.  Jefferson saw Hamilton’s model as a nation full of haves and have not, the factory owners being the few with the power and the workers being the many with none.

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