Between 1787 and 1820, different visions about the future of America dominated American politics. One of the visions is that of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists whereby he opposed the goal of a strong national government. Hamilton proposed for elections to be carried out. He asserted that when electing a president who would serve forever, someone with good behavior and free of corruption or abuse of power would be chosen. His vision was to have a future America whereby the election method is applied in electing better leaders. For instance, in July 1804, he sought to introduce governmental policies of carrying out elections and opposed the Treasury Secretary Programs. Thus, he encouraged Jefferson and Madison to write about the Federalist papers that defended the proposed the constitution. In addition, they both formed a Democratic-Republican Party, which opposed the Federalist Party’s policies.
Another vision is that of Jefferson and Madison. Jefferson acted as an overseer for the peaceful change in power of the future Americans. In 1801, Jefferson and his followers assumed national government control as the champions of a future vision in America. Jefferson and Madison envisioned a sturdy society, independent farmers and industrial cities (K, 267). Both of their policies favored universal education, which would introduce all Americans to the enlightenment age of scientific rationalism. For instance, in 1820, they proposed governmental policies of a new education system for both men and women. They wanted equal opportunities to create gender balance. In addition, they proposed a future federal government that is limited in power with most of the authorities remaining at the state level. They wanted a change in power whereby women would have the same opportunities, especially in terms of education, as men. Hamilton, Jefferson and Madison made a deal to secure the assumptions plan of the future economy whereby they wanted to fund debt in order to create a powerful future economy and overcome legislative opposition.