Unformatted text preview: Cosway. Further, he played an incendiary, if minor, role in initiating the French Revolution. Intending only to return for a sabbatical, Jefferson found himself detained in the United States when President George Washington chose him as the first Secretary of State. Jefferson served in this capacity for the duration of Washington s first term, but found himself increasingly at odds with the Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Out of their ideological differences, the first two political parties emerged, with the Federalists supporting a strong national government behind Hamilton and the Democratic-Republicans supporting strong states rights behind Jefferson....
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