democracy


At the outset of the Constitutional Convention James Madison, a young delegate from Virginia proposed a revolutionary idea: instead to revise the Articles of Confederation the delegates should submit an entirely new document to the states. Madison was descended from wealthy slaveholding Virginia planters, a Princeton graduate student and possessed […]

Founding Fathers – James Madison


Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were the new government’s two most talented men. President George Washington picked Alexander Hamilton, his brilliant thirty-four-year-old wartime aide to head the Department of the Treasury and Thomas Jefferson, recently back from his diplomatic duties in France to head the Department of State. Both Hamilton […]

Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson – political and philosophical ideas ...