Your knowledge of the early Federal period far exceeds my own, but my understanding is that Hamilton and Madison eventually parted ways, Hamilton opting for federal supremacy and implied powers, and Madison adopting (or perhaps retaining) a more “Jeffersonian” position.
You are too kind. My studies continue in these areas and are dwarfed by the knowledge of others such as “Publius” a freeper of tremendous knowledge. We have many others who contribute to these threads with tremendous comments. I am honored to post the initial essay and then watch the comments grow.
Madison and Hamilton are an interesting pair. After the Constitution was ratified they had different roles. Hamilton focused on banking and the industrial revolution. Madison went to the House of Representatives and held great power. Madison was suspicious of Hamilton’s constant dealings.
Hamilton seemed to run wild with his political comments; that, along with his being a poor shot, led to his death.
Darn, I would love to see that sort of stuff in today’s politics! Patrick Leahy and Miguel Estrada come to mind...