Alexander Hamilton´s Views on Government Essay

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Alexander Hamilton was the architect of the federalist papers and much of the financial structure of America. He was only reluctantly admitted to the rule of the great American thinkers. His prominence as a primary nationalist and financial visionary in the post-revolutionary were truly uncovered in the middle of the twentieth century. Historical evidence points to him being Christian and saying: “I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.” ("Alexander Hamilton") Historians started to reassess his success. He is preeminently …show more content…
Alexander Hamilton was the architect of the federalist papers and much of the financial structure of America. He was only reluctantly admitted to the rule of the great American thinkers. His prominence as a primary nationalist and financial visionary in the post-revolutionary were truly uncovered in the middle of the twentieth century. Historical evidence points to him being Christian and saying: “I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.” ("Alexander Hamilton") Historians started to reassess his success. He is preeminently recalled as an opinionated advocate of a solid central government for his composition of the Federalist papers which were used to persuade Americans to ratify the new constitution. His other achievements make his entire political career hard to comprehend. He was critiqued for his egotism just as much as his intelligence and determination.

He was native to the Caribbean Island of Nevis on July 11, 1755 or 1757. Evidence from his American life points towards the date being 1755, but it is also thought because he tended to give his age in rounded numbers that he could have also been born in 1757. He was an illegitimate child born into a difficult childhood; by the time he was thirteen his father had left his mother and his mother had died.
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