The Unreliable Character Of James Madison

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The most favorable character was James Madison because no only was he well spoken, but he seemed the most prepared. He presented alternatives to Hamilton’s economic plan such as replacing the Whiskey tax with a higher import tax. Madison understands poor farmers cannot afford to pay the tax and that the best way to prevent riots is to eliminate the Whiskey tax. Madison also believes that debts from the revolutionary War should be left to the states unless it is America’s debts to foreign powers. I support his belief that a national bank “asks for corruption” because the bank will mainly be owned by the wealthy and his assertion that the bank is not in our constitution so the federalists have no authority to create one. Lastly, I agree that tariffs are necessary for the growth of our country because they will encourage more exports from America. …show more content…
He also claims that with a combined national debt American currency would have more value than that of the states, but did not provide any evidence or support this claim. Washington als stated that he would “suppress rebellion peacefully” which as the Commander in Chief he has not shown any signs of doing. His support of Hamilton’s idea of industrializing America is implausible for the states that rely on agriculture and would damage the economy of agrarian states. Lastly, Washington did not defend Hamilton and did not work to defend attacks on the Federalist

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