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Alexander Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington. In the Revolutionary War he fought alongside General Washington and served as his confidential aide. As the leader of the Federalist Party, he worked to create a strong central government for the new United States. He died in a duel with Aaron Burr.
Burr, a Republican, and Hamilton, a Federalist, had been bitterpolitical rivals for years, beginning when Burr took Hamilton'sfather-in-law's seat in Congress. In the 1800 Presidential election, Aaron Burr and Thomas Jeffersoneach received the same number of votes, enough to unseat theincumbent...
Yes. Have you read the Federalist? Have you seen his financial plan? The list of reasons why he is smart is endless, but I think it would be easiest to find information on those two things.
On The Constitution -- Hamilton thought that the Constitution could be taken loosely andimplied powers could be used. Jefferson thought the Constitutionwas to be taken literally, and if the Constitution didn't expresslystate the power, the government didn't have it. On The Government's Power -- ...
Benjamin Franklin is also a non president on US currency. Hamilton is the other.
Yes... one of his descendants took part in the 200th anniversary reenactment of the Burr-Hamilton duel in 2004. Hamilton's fourth son fought in the War of 1812, one of his grandsons fought in the Civil War, and his great grandson was a reverend who died in 1928. Reverend Alexander Hamilton had a...
In Henry Mark Holzer's book, "Sweet Land of Liberty", he outlines the reason. The reason is that he believed that the enumeration of rights would exclude others not mentioned, subjecting the unwritten rights to government predation - James Madison believed otherwise, and the assurance that the...
Alexander Hamilton, like most of the Founding Fathers, was pretty interesting off-screen. Hamilton had a brilliant mind and made a valuable contribution to the birth of the United States, especially as Secretary of the Treasury, but devoted much of his intelligence to scheming and exacting revenge...
Hamilton and Jefferson agreed to move the national capital from Philadelphia to a state that would become Washington , D.C.
The deadly duel to the death was a gentleman's personal disputethat revolved around political views they each had. Hamilton diedas a result of this duel that took place in New Jersey.
Hamilton was a political and economic genius. He was also honest, charming,persuasive, vain, arrogant and uncompromising..
Alexander Hamilton had many plans, be more specific in asking questions please.
He wasn't very tall (5' 7'') but very brave and overall prettygreat
Aaron Burr is known for his duel against Alexander Hamilton during Thomas Jefferson's presidency.
A main one would be strict construction versus loose construction, but they disagreed on pretty much everything.
Farmers rebelled in what was called the Whiskey Rebellion becausewhiskey was the thing that generated a high income for the farmers.They were able to ship it off to far places unlike corn. Theydidn't like paying the tax because the tax was an excise tax, a taxon distribution.
Their views were very different. After consolidating all the US foreign debt, the national debt and the state's debts (largely war costs), Hamilton saw the loans from Europe at 4 % instead of 6% as a breather for a few years while to give a chance for our economy to develop. He had set up a 'sinking...
Hamilton's policies were most favorable to the wealthy. this way, the rich would be more willing to give money to the government, and then the government could use that money to help the poor. this way, everyone benifitted=)
Alexander Hamilton's father allegedly left the family because he discovered his wife was unfaithful and had committed bigamy by marrying him without divorcing her first husband.
No, The Congress made the office of President with George Washington in mind. Hamilton did help Washington in many ways, but Washington was a natural leader and the ONLY person even considered to be the First President. Everyone, including those who did not like him, Knew that without him in the...
Yes, but only for part of his life. At first he opposed Christianity, and made fun of it.
Yes, he got his citizenship, although he was born in the West Indies.
Alexander Hamilton was Secretary of Treasury when the first tariff was proposed and passed. Hamilton argued that it was very important for the new US government to have steady sources of revenue in order to pay its bills and establish good credit with other nations. Tariffs were easily collected and...
Alexander Hamilton believed in a loose interpretation, while Thomas Jefferson believed in a strict interpretation.
Because he was the first Secretary of the Treasury.
Answer . Because they were experienced in their respective departments. Thomas Jefferson had been a diplomat overseas for quite some time (that was where he'd been during the Constitutional Convention), and was very adept at foreign relations. Alexander Hamilton was a financial genius who had once...
No, he was never president because he was more interested indeveloping solutions which he did while reporting to PresidentWashington. Contrary to popular misconception, the US Constitutionsaid that anyone that was a member of one of the states as of theadoption of the US Constitution (Sept. 17, 1787...
One - two years his senior. After leaving the British West Indies he did not see him again. It is also believed that his mother had other children who died in infancy.
Alexander Hamilton was killed in a pistol duel with Aaron Burr. Although dueling was illegal in New York (where it was arranged) and New Jersey (where it was fought), Burr was found not guilty. Burr went on to lead a very controversial and colorful life full of plots and intrigue.
These 85 essays were known as "The Federalist" (or the "Federalist Papers")
There is some discrepancy as to Alexander Hamilton's birth year. Itis recorded as being 1757, but Danish records lead historians tobelieve he was actually born in 1755. Having died in 1804, Hamiltonwas either 49 or 51.
The nation's debt at the time amounted to $75 million. Hamilton proposed that the national government pay all debts, both national and state, in full. He also created the Bank of the United States and taxation was established to run the government and pay the debt.
Alexander Hamilton , James Madison , and Thomas Jefferson , with the backing of George Washington , arranged the compromise. This included passage of the Residence Act in July and the Funding Act in August. Central to this was an agreement that several Southerners would change their votes and...
At first, Alexander Hamilton supported Charles Cotesworth Pinkney over the incumbent candidate President John Adams. Both Adams and Pinkney were members of the Federalist Party, but Adams had received the party's endorsement. Hamilton worked behind the scenes, attempting to manipulate the vote to...
make the United States a major commercial and military power.
His father, James was from Scotland and his mother was French Huguenot from the Caribbean island of Nevis. There is no record, from thorough study of Hamilton's and other's papers that described anything about an accent. Alexander's father left the family when he was 8 and his mother died when he...
Answer . He attended the Annapolis Convention and drafted a report to get the Philadelphia Convention called. At the Philadelphia (Constitutional) Convention, he remained even when the other 2 delegates left, leaving him vote-less. When he saw that the debate for New York ratification would be...
Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755.
Hamilton voted for Jefferson instead of Burr, and Burr got angry and challenged him to a duel. Hamilton died in that battle, then Lewis and Clark were sent to explore Louisiana.
Alexander hamilton was a conservative
because they complained that they would have to pay more than their share.
Alexander Hamilton almost worshiped Washington. Washington was like a father figure to him. Hamilton, serving as treasury secretary under Washington was able to accomplish much with Washington's backing and knew he had to keep him on his good side.
Jefferson: Anti-federalist Hamilton: Federalist
For one, they both hated each other, so that complicated things.But also, Jefferson was an anti-federalist, he believed that thepowers of the federal government were limited to what explicitlystated in the constitution, and the Bank, which would give thefederal government significant power over the...
That is still unknown. It is recorded that Burr's second said Alexshot first, whilst Alex's second said Burr shot first. Alex eitherplanned on missing or the muscles spasmed in distress.
he was neither, he was a federalist, however Thomas Jefferson was a republican When Hamilton was alive there were two different parties: Federalists and Democratic-Repunlicans. Hamilton was a federalist.
James A. Hamilton, the fourth son of Scottish laird Alexander Hamilton of Grange, Ayrshire.
Alexander Hamilton is on the ten dollar bill.
Both men had an inordinate amount of thoughts on politics in general, and both created vast amounts of written thoughts on the topic as well. The amount of differences (or similarities for that matter) that these two men had would easily fill ten very large books, and that would be the introduction...
Yes, Alexander Hamilton supported the founding of national banks due to his position as a Federalist.
Alexander Hamilton has been dead for about 207 years, and thus is unlikely to have any views on the United States as it is today. He would no doubt be pleased to see that we still exist as a nation, that we have grown, that business has done well. He would be very happy to see us rely on a standard...
As of this point in time, there are 6 definite people who recognized Alexander Hamilton as "Hammy." They are clearly on a different level of relationship with this founding father than the rest of the world.
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were competing to leadAmerica. Although, they both had very different views. Jeffersonwanted everyone to become a farmer, and saw a huge future forAgriculture. But Hamilton wanted to enforce the idea ofindustrialization , factories and machines. In the end,...
how did alexander hamilton feel about political power and common power?
He's one of the United States' most underrated founders... he was a financial genius, founded our nation's treasury department, and contributed to the war effort under Washington.
Answer . Pooled with the 25 million dollars of state debt and paid off through bonds and a national bank.
John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wrote essays supporting ratification of the new Constitution. The essays were published in New York newspapers and later collected as The Federalist Papers .
Answer . He actually was the government's leading Anglophile. He thought relations with Britain would be best for the economy, because Britain exported common wares that people needed - fabrics, silverware, and the like. It was one of his sorest points with Jefferson, who favored France. Hamilton...
Because his own father left him,behind with his mother.
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were bitter political rivals. Hamilton thought Burr was dishonest, disreputable and dangerous, which may or may not have been the truth, but was certainly Hamilton's belief. Hamilton developed animosity toward Burr when Burr won election to Congress, beating...
Separation of powers, therefore, refers to the division of government responsibilities into distinct branches to limit any one branch from exercising the core functions of another. The intent is to prevent the concentration of power and provide for checks and balances.
Andrew Hamilton was an attorney who practiced in Virginia duringthe 18th century. He also spent some time in Maryland.
James Monroe, Henry Lee, John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, and Marquis de Lafayette were some of the Continental Army officers who served George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Of these rising stars, Alexander Hamilton overcame the greatest odds, including impoverishment and illegitimacy,...
Yes. He was .In fact, he was the leader of the federalist party.
developing a strong commercial and industrial economy
Marshall believed the Constitution implied strong state powers;Jefferson did not.
Alexander Hamilton is dead; he has no home address. He was born on a small island (Nevis) in the Caribbean, went to college in New Jersey, and married a woman from New York. He continued to live in New York most of his later life.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens was born on February 11, 1812.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens was born on February 11, 1812.
Because he got killed by Aaron Burr in a duel.
13 colonies with their own ideas of how they would 'shape' America, I recommend watching the recent mini-series on 'John Adams' [the second President].
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
to pay for debt that the US was in
It would make a considerable amount of profit to get rid of some of the national debt.
July 11, 1804 was date when Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton at aduel in Weehawken, New Jersey.
Yes Alexander Hamilton Mother Did Die Because Of Yellow Fever.. Very Sad But True:(