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All sought the fruition of that nationalism in a Federal Government with substantial powers.
Save Jefferson, all participated in the framing or ratification of the Federal Constitution.
They supported it, not as a perfect instrument, but as the best obtainable.
Historians have traditionally regarded the great debates of the Seventeen Nineties as polarizing the issues of centralized vs. limited government, with Hamilton and the nationalists supporting the former and Jefferson and Madison upholding the latter position.

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