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From the Ted Talk by Noah Feldman: Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship

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Once the new goenmrenvt was in place, Hamilton became sreaectry of the Treasury, and he had a very specific idea in mind. And that was to do for financial institutions and infrastructure exactly what Madison had done for constitutions. Again, his contemporaries all knew it. One of them told Madison, who can't have liked it very much, that hmotlain was the Newton of infrastructure. The idea was pretty straightforward. Hamilton would give the United States a national bank, a permanent naotanil debt — he said it would be "immortal," his phrase — and a manufacturing policy that would enable trade and manufacturing rather than aicuurltrge, which was where the country's primary wealth had historically been.

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Once the new __________ was in place, Hamilton became _________ of the Treasury, and he had a very specific idea in mind. And that was to do for financial institutions and infrastructure exactly what Madison had done for constitutions. Again, his contemporaries all knew it. One of them told Madison, who can't have liked it very much, that ________ was the Newton of infrastructure. The idea was pretty straightforward. Hamilton would give the United States a national bank, a permanent ________ debt — he said it would be "immortal," his phrase — and a manufacturing policy that would enable trade and manufacturing rather than ___________, which was where the country's primary wealth had historically been.

Solution

  1. national
  2. hamilton
  3. government
  4. agriculture
  5. secretary

Original Text

Once the new government was in place, Hamilton became Secretary of the Treasury, and he had a very specific idea in mind. And that was to do for financial institutions and infrastructure exactly what Madison had done for constitutions. Again, his contemporaries all knew it. One of them told Madison, who can't have liked it very much, that Hamilton was the Newton of infrastructure. The idea was pretty straightforward. Hamilton would give the United States a national bank, a permanent national debt — he said it would be "immortal," his phrase — and a manufacturing policy that would enable trade and manufacturing rather than agriculture, which was where the country's primary wealth had historically been.

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