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THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL

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on 4 January 2014

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Transcript of THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL

DIVIDED CABINET
Thomas Jefferson:
Secretary of State (Foreign Policy)
WASHINGTON
ELECTED PRESIDENT
Sets PRECEDENTS: Traditions to be followed

Picks a "Cabinet"

Cabinet: People who lead the major departments of the Executive Branch and advise the President
HAMILTON
WINS
Congress approves:

Full Funding of Debt
New Taxes
National Bank

To Win Over Southerners:

Moves Capitol from Philadelphia to swamp between North and South

New City: Washington D.C.
http://www.history.com/videos/george-washingtons-precedents#george-washingtons-precedents
SOUTHERNERS OUTRAGED
Jefferson: Hamilton trying to set up "Kingly Government"

Jefferson: I am "STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST" of Constitution

You can only do what the Constitution says you can

Hamilton: "LOOSE CONSTRUCTIONIST"

Don't worry about all of the details
THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL
Alexander Hamilton:
Secretary of Treasury (Nation's Finances)
Hamilton's Job:
Pay off Debts
U.S. in major debt

War and Articles left us broke

Hamilton: Don't pay it back!

Sell "bonds" (Pieces of government) to pay interest instead

Raise Taxes on Southerners
Creates "First
Bank of the United States"
Secret Goal: Move money from rich Southerners to Northern Cities

To "Make America Stronger"
WASHINGTON: NO POLITICAL PARTIES

ARGUING WILL DESTROY AMERICA
TWO PARTY
Federalists:

We need stronger government
Democratic-Republicans:

Government has become too strong

Old Anti-Federalists
SYSTEM EMERGES
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