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Eralist Papers” In reading the articles one will encounter very interesting issues like Hamilton’s opposition to including the Bill of Rights in the Constitution and why he thinks a Union is better than a Confederation He opposed the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution because he thought that people would later interpret it as the only r. If you love history and you want to understand just what our founding Fathers were thinking this is a necessary read It will help you to understand why our constitution is the way it is It should be reuired reading in all high schools along with a good civics class

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Ights guaranteed to the people He also supported the formation of the Union largely because of the economic benefit it would have to the states “The Federalist Papers” aren't just a series of articles that history students read Their contents have been used as a reference in many US Supreme Court decisions which make this book still very influential tod. Important founding document

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In order to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution in the late 1780s Alexander Hamilton James Madison and John Hay wrote a series of 85 articles and essays explaining their reasons to support the constitution Most of these articles were published in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet and they later became known as “The Fed. The optimism of the founding fathers in relation to the office of the presidency as well as regarding the executive and judicial arm of the United States is uite remarkable Reading this was uite the experience in respect to these matters and I cannot help but feel a little sad about the fact that this is the way that things were supposed to be I think the differentiation between then and now is so immense so incalculable that it is somewhat rash to regard the Federalist Papers as anything than hopeful speculation In theory the ideas are brilliant making for reasonable balances of executive power for instance regarding presidential pardons but little consideration is given to the state of those people and the flaws their humanity bring to the office All in all I'm afraid it's an A for effort but a C for practical efficacy of the ideology I wish I could say it was better than this but there's little hope left for me that the system proposed by Jay Madison and Hamilton was anything but rife for corruption should the worst people abuse the powers

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See this thread for information Alexander Hamilton January 11 1755 or 1757 – July 12 1804 was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury a Founding Father economist and political philosopher He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention was one of America's first Constitutional lawyers and cowrote the Federalist Papers a primary source for Constitutional interpretationBorn on the West Indian island of Nevis Hamilton was educated in North America During the American Revolutionary War he joined the American militia and was chosen artillery captain Hamilton became senior aide de camp and confidant to General George Washington and led three battalions at the Siege of Yorktown He was elected to the Continental Congress but resigned to practice law and to found the Bank of New York He served in the New York Legislature later returned to Congress and was the only New York signer at the Philadelphia Convention As Washington's Treasury Secretary he influenced formative government policy widely An admirer of British political systems Hamilton emphasized strong central government and Implied Powers under which the new US Congress funded the national debt assumed state debts created a national bank and established an import tariff and whiskey taxBy 1792 a Hamilton coalition and a Jefferson Madison coalition had arisen the formative Federalist and Democratic Republican Parties which differed strongly over Hamilton's domestic fiscal goals and his foreign policy of extensive trade and friendly relations with Britain Exposed in an affair with Maria Reynolds Hamilton resigned from the Treasury in 1795 to return to Constitutional law and advocacy of strong federalism In 1798 the uasi War with France led Hamilton to argue for organize and become de facto commander of a national armyHamilton's opposition to fellow Federalist John Adams contributed to the success of Democratic Republicans Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr in the uniuely deadlocked election of 1800 With his party's defeat Hamilton's nationalist and industrializing ideas lost their former national prominence In 1801 Hamilton founded the New York Post as the Federalist broadsheet New York Evening Post His intense rivalry with Vice President Burr eventually resulted in a duel in which Hamilton was mortally wounded dying the following day After the War of 1812 Hamilton's former opponents including Madison and Albert Gallatin revived some of his federalizing programs such as a second national bank national infrastructure tariffs and a standing army and navy Hamilton's federalist and business oriented economic visions for the country continue to influence party platforms to this day