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Thomas Jefferson Presents His Grand, Sweeping Vision of a Jeffersonian America: He Vilifies Alexander Hamilton As He Defines the American Experiment In one of the great letters he ever wrote, 4 pages long, he defines the nature of his America and its self-government and suggests that states favoring Hamilton's program secede from the Union: "I have no hesitation in saying, 'Let us separate.'�
20/06/1816. Thomas Jefferson Echoing Lincoln, he states strikingly that government for the people will lead to peace and prosperity: "A government regulating itself by what is wise and just for the many, uninfluenced by the local and selfish views of the few who direct their affairs, has not been seen, perhaps, on earth. Or if it existed, for a moment, at the birth of ours, it would not be easy to fix the term of its continuance. Still, I believe it does exist here in a greater degree than anywhere else." Hamilton was ""a man whose mind was really powerful, but chained by native partialities to every thing English; who had formed exaggerated ideas of the superior perfection of the English constitution, the superior wisdom of their government, and sincerely believed it for the good of this country to make them their model in every thing; without considering that what might be wise and good for a nation essentially commercial, and entangled in complicated intercourse with numerous and powerful neighbors, might not be so for one essentially agricultural, and insulated by nature from the abusive governments of the old world.""Alexander Hamilton had been George Washington's aide in the Revolutionary War and was then named his first Secretary of the Treasury. Washington appointed fellow Virginian Thomas Jefferson his Secretary of State. Hamilton and Jefferson had not worked with each other during their service in Washington's cabinet. From the beginning, the two men harbored opposing visions of the nation's path. Jefferson believed that America's success lay in its agrarian tr … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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