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(ˌhæm əlˈtoʊ ni əˌnɪz əm)

the political principles associated with Alexander Hamilton, esp. those stressing a strong central government and protective tariffs.


the political theories, doctrines, or policies of Alexander Hamilton, especially federalism, strong central government, and protective tariffs. — Hamiltonian, n., adj.
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But with many bottles to fill, Hamiltonianism had its charm: as Mitenbuler puts it bluntly, "Hamilton's vision was a good way to get that whiskey into bottles efficiently.
Roosevelt represented the final triumph of Hamiltonianism within the Democratic Party, which now was committed permanently to "state-supervised monopoly capitalism.
It begins with useful explanatory notes listing the then current states in the union, along with the main political parties (Republicans and Federalists), and the major political movements of the time (Jeffersonian, Hamiltonianism and federalism).
In his illuminating new book, Land of Promise, the political historian Michael Lind celebrates the Hamiltonian tradition, but, in his telling, Hamiltonianism segues into something that looks like modern liberalism.
Hamiltonianism is equated with the work of "the Framers" and is said to embody a vision of "a strong president and a strong but limited government.
Kelly first sets out the two conflicting political ideals that have characterized our neighbour's history since the Revolution, Jeffersonianism and Hamiltonianism.
In contrast, argues Kelly, Canada unambiguously embraced Hamiltonianism from the very first days of Macdonald.