Hamilton also wrote the prophetic On the Subject of Manufactures

Hamilton also wrote the prophetic On the Subject of Manufactures

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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 
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