Hamilton and Jefferson

Students are exploring the differences between Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and Thomas Jefferson. It's interesting for them to see not only how these men viewed government and society back in the late 1700s but also how they are similar to politicans today. While not a perfect match, Hamilton's ideas bear resemblance to the Republican Party's views today and Jefferson has Democratic leanings. There's much to interpret in their differences and it's making for interesting class discussion.

       

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