Jefferson vs. Hamilton

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  • Who Should Run Our Country?
  • I don't want the rich to govern! It could end up like Britain with a King and Queen!
  • Strength of National Government
  • Yahhhh! We get state power!
  • The states can have more power than the government so nobody can rule!
  • Economy
  • Agriculture so we can support ourselves! Just use slaves to do all the farming!
  • Jefferson favored democracy. He didn't want the 'rich white people' to govern because then it could lead to a monarchy. Jefferson wanted a government that would govern the least amount. He wanted this so America wouldn't become like Britain with a King.
  • Who Should Run Our Country?
  • Jefferson wanted the government to have very limited power so that the states could still have their liberties. So that they couldn't end up like Britain and have a King that would make all the decisions. He wanted small so that everyone felt like they had a say.
  • Strength of National Government
  • Jefferson wanted an economy based on agriculture. He didn't like the idea of manufacturing or trading with other countries. He wanted America to be able to support themselves, he also didn't want to rely on other countries with trade.
  • Economy
  • Hamilton thought the educated, wealthy, spirited white men should run the country. Hamilton wanted them to run the country because he wanted America to be like Britain and have a rich government.
  • I want the wealthy and intelligent like myself run the country! I want this to be like Britain!
  • Hamilton wanted the government to have much more power than the states did. He wants a large powerful government because he liked how Britain governed and they had large powerful governments.
  • I want the government to be large with a bunch of power!
  • Hamilton wanted a strong economy. He wanted to expand the economy by using federal government to promote business. So that they could trade and be like Britain and have wealth and strong economy and lots of trade and manufacturing.
  • Trade will give us a good economy and lots of money!
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