New Nation

Hi all, as we learn this week the new nation had many decisions to make. Here’s one: what type of government would it have? The discussion/debate/argument is still going on today.

Alexander Hamilton, from the North, wanted a strong federal government and urban industry as well, giving the new President Washington the powers of a king.

Thomas Jefferson, from the South, wanted to keep farming central and wanted individual states to keep their rights.

(BTW: can you see the beginnings of the Civil War here?)

How, in your opinion, is this argument still relevant today?