Alexander Hamilton - (1755 - 1804)

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Alexander Hamilton Biography

"Colo. Alexander Hamilton (New York) is deservedly celebrated for his talents. He is a practitioner of the Law, and reputed to be a finished Scholar. To a clear and strong judgment he unites the ornaments of fancy, and whilst he is able, convincing, and engaging in his eloquence the Heart and Head sympathize in approving him. Yet there is something too feeble in his voice to be equal to the strains of oratory;--it is my opinion that he is rather a convincing Speaker, that [than] a blazing Orator. Colo. Hamilton requires time to think,--he enquires into every part of his subject with the searchings of phylosophy, and when he comes forward he comes highly charged with interesting matter, there is no skimming over the surface of a subject with him, he must sink to the bottom to see what foundation it rests on.--His language is not always equal, sometimes didactic like Bolingbroke's at others light and tripping like Stern's. His eloquence is not so delusive as to trifle with the senses,
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Alexander Hamilton Genealogy

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (1757 - 1854)

Philip Schuyler Hamilton (1783 - 1801)
Angelica Hamilton Knott (1784 - 1857)
Alexander Hamilton (1786 - 1875)
James Alexander Hamilton (1788 - 1878)
John Church Hamilton (1792 - 1882)
William Stephen Hamilton (1797 - 1850)
Elizabeth Hamilton Holly (1799 - 1859)
Phillip Hamilton (1802 - 1884)

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Alexander Hamilton currently has his portrait on the $10 US bill
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Biography for Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804)
Biography for Alexander Hamilton
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Anti-Federalist Papers 1787 - 1788
Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to the scattered writings of those Americans who during the late 1780s to early 1790s opposed to or who raised doubts about the merits of a firmer and more energetic union as embodied in the 1787 United
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The Federalist Papers 1787 - 1788
The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven were published serially in The Independent Journal and The
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Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention - Pierce 1787
This is a document written by William Pierce. It contains character sketches of the delegates for the First Federal Convention of 1787
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Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence

When we think of Thomas Jefferson we remember him as one of Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the weight of the responsibility in being the principal author of such a great document, he also went on to do so much more for us all. His leadership in Presidency, Ambassador to France and other political avenues paved the way for our nation to succeed. If you're interested to learn about his life, obstacles and accomplishments read on.

Democracy or Republic?

Despite clear historical evidence showing that the United States was established as a republic and not a democracy, there is still confusion regarding the difference between these two very different systems of government.  Some confusion stems because the word “democracy” is used to describe both a "type" and a "form" of government.

Equal Protection, the US Consitition, and the George Washington Connection

Whenever laws aren't explicitly stipulated in the American Constitution (and when it comes to constitutional law, nothing is explicit), each state takes advantage of the wiggle room to create and maintain its own legal code. Although this gives states a lot of leeway in areas, precautions are taken to ensure that the laws most directly affecting people have a certain level of standardization. Enter the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.<

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Quote 1039 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1039 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1039 In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support [slavery] is a power over his will.

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A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden.

Alexander Hamilton: letter to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, December 29, 1802
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Adieu, best of wives and best of Women. Embrace all my darling Children for me.

Alexander Hamilton: letter to Eliza Hamilton - letter written to his wife before the duel with Aaron Burr
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Quote 197 details Share on Google+ - Quote 197 Linked In Share Button - Quote 197 The instrument by which it [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end to liberty!

Alexander Hamilton: Tully, No. 3, August 28, 1794

Quote 216 details Share on Google+ - Quote 216 Linked In Share Button - Quote 216 There is nothing absurd or impracticable in the idea of a league or alliance between independent nations for certain defined purposes precisely stated in a treaty regulating all the details of time, place, circumstance, and quantity; leaving nothing to future discretion; and depending for its execution on the good faith of the parties.

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