For Madison, the ultimate goal of the new government was to balance different factions and produce public policy that was only in the public interest; for Hamilton, the goal was a vigorous government to spur the country on to national greatness. Insofar as these views suggested divergent policy demands, Madison and Hamilton could be expected to turn from allies into opponents. That is precisely what happened, as the public debate turned from ratification to the Bank— a controversial institution that may have been necessary from Hamilton’s perspective, but was anathema to Madison.

Cost, Jay (2015-02-10). A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption (p. 31). Encounter Books. Kindle Edition.