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Both during Hamilton

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Both during Hamilton's tenure as Secretary of the Treasury and for some years after his  resignation, he played a key role in developing early American foreign policy. His debut  in the realm of international politics occurred in 1789, when the  French Revolution   erupted in Paris. Whereas Thomas Jefferson marveled at the republican spirit of the  revolution, Hamilton was appalled by its bloodiness. In 1793, France, under the leadership of  Napoleon , declared war on Spain, Great  Britain, and Holland. The United States lacked the resources and desire to enter the  Napoleonic Wars , and even Jefferson agreed with Hamilton and Washington that the  United States should remain neutral. Whereas Hamilton, however, believed that  Washington should publicly declare that the United States would remain out of the war,  Jefferson believed that Congress should declare neutrality. Jefferson reasoned that 
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