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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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expansionism and Hamiltonianism went together: as they used to say, trade follows the flag.
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.
The most vital moment in this revival, according to Knott, was when Hamiltonianism melded with the Progressive movement in the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
Kelly first sets out the two conflicting political ideals that have characterized our neighbour's history since the Revolution, Jeffersonianism and Hamiltonianism.
Environmental policy provides perhaps the best example of ineffectual Hamiltonianism.
Hamiltonianism had immediate relevancy for the world of the late 1950s.
According to Huyler, Hamiltonianism represented the renunciation of Lockean liberalism.
These and other occasional writings, together with the three great reports he made to Congress as secretary of the treasury-the Report on the Public Credit (1790), The Report on the Bank of the United States (1790), and The Report on Manufactures (1791) - constitute a substantial body of work explicating the principles of Hamiltonianism.