• 00:16    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:25    |    
    Thomas Jefferson's viewpoint
    • Ideal society
    • Importance of a democratic government
  • 03:33    |    
    Alexander Hamilton's viewpoint
    • Ideas about government
    • Urban based society
    • Example of England and industrialization
  • 12:03    |    
    Thomas Jefferson's library
  • 13:44    |    
    Differences between Jefferson and Hamilton's ideas
  • 15:17    |    
    Alexander Hamilton's biography
    • Self-made man
    • Political career
    • Role in the American Revolution
    • Relationship with George Washington
    • Personal relationships
  • 25:54    |    
    The Articles of Confederation
  • Size of colonies
  • 28:56    |    
    Alexander Hamilton after the war
  • Bank of New York
  • 30:52    |    
    Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
    • Source of income
    • Trading problems
    • Hamilton's reaction
    • The Annapolis Convention
    • The Philadelphia Convention
  • 48:01    |    
    Changes in the government
  • First modern republic
  • 55:41    |    
    Final credits

The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 4, Part II)

New Media  | 26 de noviembre de 2009  | Vistas: 7

About this video

Ralph Anske talks about Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, two important men who would later become Founding Fathers. He explains that while Thomas Jefferson considered an ideal society to consist of a small manageable government, Alexander Hamilton believed that a large government was imperative for the consequent development of a country. Hamilton was also a firm believer of a society based upon industrialization, which would eventually lead to progress. Hamilton’s importance lies in the fact that he was a self-made man, who came into the political field through his own effort. By means of his intelligence and sharpness, he began a close relationship with George Washington during the American Revolution. During the conference, Anske also discusses the importance of the Articles of Confederation and how the constitutional conventions that took place affected several states.

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The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 4, Part II)
Ralph Anske

Business School Building, EN-203
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, November 26, 2009

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, June 2010
Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Ximena García; content revisers: Sofía Díaz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz


Ralph D. Anske is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer. During…