Constitutionally Speaking: Episode 9: “Slavery and the Constitution”

In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke continue their discussion of Jay’s new book, The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy. Here, we see that Madison and Hamilton began to diverge over big policy ideas. Hamilton believed that his economic program was necessary for the prosperity, and ultimately the national security of the country. Madison, on the other hand, reckoned that Hamilton’s system was too favorable in how it treated the wealthy, and also worried that it facilitated political corruption.

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