Unformatted text preview: the other hand disagreed with everything Hamilton wanted. Jefferson assumed that the strength of the American economy lay in its agricultural productivity. Additionally, he had faith in the American people’s ability to shape policy. Jefferson felt the greatest threat to the young republic came from the corrupt activities of the pseudo-aristocrats while Hamilton felt the greatest threat was anarchy. Jefferson and Madison wanted to move the capital, and in return Hamilton received a currency assumption....
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- Fall '10
- Government, U.S. state, Federal government of the United States