Us History test 3 - Both Alexander Hamilton and Thomas...

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Both Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson had a specific vision for the future of this country by 1794. Whose vision of America’s future was closer to reality by the end of the Reconstruction era in 1877? Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were both so different in many ways. Jefferson was measured and graceful, Hamilton was impulsive and insecure. Jefferson preferred farms and rural life. Hamilton lived for New York City. Hamilton vision lean towards giving the government more power as were Jefferson believed the nation's strength lay with its agriculture and yeoman farmers. Jefferson was against a strong, central government and believed that the people had the final authority in government. Under Hamilton's system, senators and a national "governor" would be chosen by special electors, and would serve for life. Members of an assembly would be elected directly by citizens; each member would serve a three-year term.

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