Hamilton & Jefferson Discuss The Founding Of The United States Treasury (Video From HBO Series John Adams)
Very, very interesting 3-minute scene. Which one do you think lobbied for the creation of of the United States Treasury and argued that a national debt was healthy and in fact crucial to our financial growth as a nation.
Alexander Hamilton believed in big government, a large federal debt, and a national bank to administer the debt and to help establish international credit for global trade. Jefferson was not of the same mind.
Two more clips are below.
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