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Living the Revolution: America, 1789-1820
Topic: Predicaments of Early Republican LifeTopic: ReligionTopic: PoliticsTopic: ExpansionTopic: Equality
Topic: Politics
Overview of Living the Revolution
Resource Menu: Politics
Text 1. Government and Liberty
Text 2. Agriculture and Manufacturing
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Text 3. George Washington
Text 4. State and Federal Power
Text 5. Thomas Jefferson
Text 6. National Identity
Text 7. The Politics of Foreign Affairs
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2.  On Agriculture and Manufacturing in the New Nation
- Thomas Jefferson, "Manufactures," Query XIX in Notes on the State of Virginia, 1787
- Alexander Hamilton, Report to Congress on the Subject of Manufactures, 1791, excerpts

   Thomas Jefferson
  Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton: PDF file*


Jefferson: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library

Hamilton: National Humanities Center


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Other full-text sites of Notes on the State of Virginia
  University of Virginia (American Studies)
  Yale Law School (Avalon Project)

Background of Notes, from the Library of Congress (see Dec. 20, 1780)

Full-text sites of Report on the Subject of Manufactures
  Library of Congress (page images): on this page, enter
  page 971 to go to the Report
  Union College (Word document), from Prof. J. Douglass
  Klein, Dept. of Economics

Background to Hamilton's Report, from the University of Groningen

Hamilton's draft of Report, first page, from American Treasures at the Library of Congress

Brief overview of Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury, from the U.S. Treasury

Popular rule, Hamilton and Jefferson's opposing views (quotations), from the Fieldston School U.S. history survey

James Madison on the agriculture and virtue, 1792, from The Founders' Constitution

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