Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton

A Defining Political Debate

by K. Anthony Scott


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The founding of American jurisprudence can be traced to the debates that occurred between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson early in the history of our nation. A Defining Political Debate explores the core tension between the two men over the ability of the judiciary to preserve the core values of republican government. The author takes you through the normative dimensions of the Hamilton and Jefferson debates and provides an analysis of what this means for our current state of affairs.

About the Author

The author is a professor of political science and has worked extensively in the fields of public law and political theory.