In the formative years of the United States, two key figures helped shape its new government: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Their visions of what that government should be and do often conflicted.
1. Can we trust the people to govern themselves wisely? Why or why not?
2. What is the role of government in promoting the public good?
3. What kind of economic development brings the best results?
4. How can we understand differences of opinion over slavery?