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Federalist Alexander Hamilton

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As a federalist Alexander Hamilton wanted to establish a stronger federal government under a new Constitution. He met in Philadelphia with other delegates to discuss how to fix the Articles of Confederation that created a weak central government. During the meeting, Hamilton expressed his view that a dependable current source of revenue would be crucial to develop a more powerful and resilient central government. Although Hamilton played a diminutive part in the writing of the Constitution itself, he did heavily influence its ratification. In cooperation with James Madison and John Jay, Hamilton wrote fifty one of eighty five essays under the joint title The Federalist “The Federalist Paper.” In the essays, he cunningly explained and defended the newly drafted Constitution prior to its approval. In 1788, at the New York Ratification Convention, two thirds of delegates opposed the Constitution, however Hamilton was a powerful advocate for ratification, effectively arguing against the anti Federalist persuasion. His efforts succeeded when New York agreed to ratify, which led the remaining eight states to follow. He had a proposal for the new government that was modeled on the British system, which Hamilton considered the best. Federalists such as Hamilton supported ratification. But Anti-Federalists, who feared that the document gave too much power to the federal government, worked to convince the states to reject it. Hamilton believed that the ratification was necessary because giving more power to the central government was essential for the nation's survival. In The Federalist Papers Hamilton sets the stage for those that would follow, entitling that "The vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty." The essay... ... middle of paper ... ...details of the new government and its different parts. Hamilton's plan worked, New Yorkers throughout the state voted for ratification of the Constitution, and became the eleventh state to do so. New York's ratification can be attributed almost entirely to Hamilton's efforts as coordinating author of the Federalist Papers and as a speaker and debater. Alexander Hamilton was very persuasive when it came to the ratification of the Constitution. He drew many key points that supported is federalist ideas about a strong central government, and use The Federalist Papers to support and strengthen his thoughts on the ratification. Hamilton used his verbal skills to captivate and persuade the State delegates to agree with his ideas o a strong central government. He took down the Anti-Federalists viewpoints and persuaded them to accept the ratification of the Constitution.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that hamilton was a powerful advocate for ratification at the new york ratification convention, which led the remaining eight states to follow.
  • Analyzes how hamilton supported ratification of the constitution, but anti-federalists feared that it gave too much power to the federal government, and worked to convince the states to reject it.
  • Explains that hamilton's plan for a new united states government reflected this preference for the british system. the federalist papers were written as intellectual propaganda.
  • Explains that hamilton's plan worked, and new york became the eleventh state to ratify the constitution. he drew key points that supported federalist ideas about a strong central government.
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