Hamilton also wrote the prophetic On the Subject of Manufactures

Hamilton also wrote the prophetic On the Subject of Manufactures

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Unformatted text preview: Hamilton also wrote the prophetic On the Subject of Manufactures, which argued that the United States should shift the bulk of its economy from agriculture to industry. Hamilton believed that manufacturing would bring more money into the country, but Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson disagreed with this argument, and believed that a nation based on business would jeopardize the republican ideals the nation was founded upon. Hamilton and Jefferson differed on other issues, most notably in their interpretations of the Constitution. Hamilton followed a loose interpretation of the Constitution, which he believed permitted everything that it did not expressly forbid. Jefferson, on the other hand, was a strict constructionist who believed that the Constitution forbade everything it did not expressly permit. Jefferson and Hamilton's battles spread throughout the nation and laid the foundations for the first political...
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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