Hamilton’s America

Hamilton in :60 The Politician

In 1783, Alexander Hamilton retired from the military and began his life as a politician. Hamilton contributed 51 of the 85 Federalist Papers, essays that are still used to interpret the U.S Constitution.

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In 1783 Alexander Hamilton retired from the military and began his life as a politician.

Discouraged by the state of central government he petitioned to revise the Articles of Confederation.

His writing contained aspects of the future US Constitution, such as a strong federal government that has the power to collect taxes and build an army.

The Federalist Papers urged the ratification of the US Constitution and were sent as letters to newspapers under the pseudonym “Publius.”

As one of the writers Hamilton contributed 51 of the 85 essays that are still used to interpret the constitution.
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