Disagreements Between Hamilton And Jefferson Led To


How did the debate between Jefferson and Hamilton mark the political system of the United States? When George Washington`s government began, the two camps that had formed during the debates over the ratification of the Constitution – the groups known as federalists and antifederalists – had not yet consolidated into parties. But disagreements over the direction of the nation were already undermining any hope of political unity. In May 1792, Jefferson Washington expressed his fear of Hamilton`s policies, calling Hamilton`s allies in Congress a “corrupt squadron.” He expressed concern that Hamilton would want to move away from the republican structure of the Constitution to a monarchy inspired by the English Constitution. That same month, Hamilton confided to a friend that “Mr. Madison, who is with Mr. Jefferson collaborates, is at the head of a group that is resolutely hostile to me and my government, and. . .