Memorable Quotations from Alexander Hamilton

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By Jim Dell


Memorable Quotations from Alexander Hamilton
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Born in the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman. In the American Revolution, he was General George Washington’s secretary and aide-de-camp and served splendidly in the Yorktown campaign. As a delegate (1782-83) to the Continental Congress, he urged for a strong national government. While serving as a New York delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention (1787), he helped to get the Constitution ratified, mainly by his writing inputs to The Federalist. As secretary of the treasury (1789-95) under President Washington, he sponsored legislation to pay off the debt of the Continental Congress and to charter the Bank of the United States. To raise income he encouraged a tariff on imported manufactures and excise taxes. He hoped to strengthen the federal government and tie it to persons of affluence. Hamilton pursued close connections with Britain and opposed the French Revolution. He was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr.




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