(1757 - 1804)
Thomas Jefferson is among those pretenders to profound knowledge who are ignorant of the most useful of all sciences – the science of human nature. The day will soon come when Mister Jefferson is revealed to be a voluptuary and an intriguing incendiary.
Founder, political theorist extraordinaire, Alexander Hamilton was
probably the one true genius among all the founders. His most
enduring legacy, The Federalist Papers, which he co-authored with
James Madison, have been called the greatest work on political
theory of republican government ever written. A fierce
Federalist, Hamilton moved through the world with a great measure
of self-confidence. Often the lightening rod for
controversial ideas, such as the chief apologist for a national
bank, Hamilton had many friends and many enemies. He died in
a duel against Aaron Burr in 1804.