Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton represent the best known and broadest schools of American thought on how best to balance liberty with the need for order. This lecture will explore the intellectual origins of their principles and attempt to determine what we might glean from each to help build a free and virtuous society.
- Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (New York: Penguin Books, 2004).
- Joseph Ellis, Thomas Jefferson: American Sphinx ( Vintage Books, 2004).
- Alexander Hamilton, Writings. (Penguin, 2001).
- Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1785/1787).
- Thomas Jefferson, Writings. Library of America. (Penguin, 1997).
- Jon Meachem, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Random House, 2012)
- John C. Pinheiro, The Papers of George Washington: Presidential Series