Jefferson and Hamilton
John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the political rivalry between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. In his book, the author reports that the respective Founding Fathers had differing views on the role of government; Jefferson argued for greater individual liberties and Hamilton for a stronger national government. Their debate would end with Hamilton’s death in a duel with Jefferson’s vice president Aaron Burr. John Ferling spoke at the Atlanta History Center. close
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