Tag Archives: Alexander Hamilton

Reading About Hamilton and Jefferson’s Differing Views of America

For the past 3 weeks I’ve been reading John Ferling’s book “Jefferson and Hamilton: the Rivalry That Forged A Nation”. It’s a great book about two Founding Fathers who had opposing visions of what this country should be like, but … Continue reading

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The Dialogue Between Left and Right

This democratic republic has thrived through the healthy debate between the Left and the Right. During the debate over the Constitution, the Federalists argued that a strong federal government was necessary for this country to thrive, while the anti-Federalists argued … Continue reading

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The Good and the Bad of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is this complicated mix of very good and very bad, in much the same way the United States is a complicated mix of good and bad. On the one hand, Jefferson was one of the strongest voices among … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and the Great American Debate

These past two months have not been a great time for either the Republican or the Democratic Parties. The Republicans last month unnecessarily shut down the government and threatened to put the country in default, which has justly drawn the … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton and the New York Manumission Society

Alexander Hamilton has always been the one Founding Father that I didn’t like. There are many reasons for this. Two of my favorite Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, couldn’t stand Hamilton. Though I am to the left of … Continue reading

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Reading History on the Fourth of July

Growing up, my views of the American Revolution were influenced by the musical 1776 and the School House Rock specials on Saturday morning.   I grew to deeply respect our Founding Fathers and to see in them a heroism that is lacking … Continue reading

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