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Once again, Hamilton's plan was met with opposition from Thomas Jefferson and  James Madison, who believed that the United States would benefit more from  agriculture, than from manufactures. Jefferson admitted that Hamilton's plan would  make the nation wealthier, but believed that republicanism and democracy would be lost  in a nation of corrupt industrialists. Jefferson argued that the  Revolutionary War  had  been won by farmers who had fought for their freedom. He declared many of Hamilton's  propositions unconstitutional and was particularly opposed to the government financing  and subsidizing private enterprise. The personal ideological differences between Hamilton and Jefferson became more  serious when they began attacking one another in the national newspapers. Both men  hired writers to verbally harangue each other for placing the new government in  jeopardy. Jefferson believed that a loose interpretation of the Constitution would 
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