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Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton

A signer of the U.S. Constitution, Alexander Hamilton was loathe to participate in drafting it, believing that the federal government actually needed to have a stronger role in serving the needs of a new nation. His ideas were considered extreme by his peers, but he signed it anyway, believing the document to be a step in the right direction. He went on to author the Federalist Papers and …

Date of Birth: January 11, 1755
Date of Death: December 07, 1804


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"It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic." Alexander Hamilton
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"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." Alexander Hamilton
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"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous." Alexander Hamilton
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"Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing" Alexander Hamilton
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"The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power. This fully corresponds, in every rational import of the terms, with the idea of a federal government." Alexander Hamilton
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"In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will" Alexander Hamilton
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"The founders established a government of checks and balances so nobody could take advantage. As for Hamilton, he set up our banking system." Alexander Hamilton
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"A promise must never be broken" Alexander Hamilton
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"When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation" Alexander Hamilton
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"It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from" Alexander Hamilton
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"Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government." Alexander Hamilton
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"Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives" Alexander Hamilton
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"Such a wife as I want... must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint." Alexander Hamilton
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"You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent." Alexander Hamilton
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"Ah, this is the constitution," he said. "Now, mark my words. So long as we are a young and virtuous people, this instument will bind us together in mutual interests, mutual welfare, and mutual happiness. But when we become old and corrupt, it will bind no longer." Alexander Hamilton
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"decency." Alexander Hamilton
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Decency   

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"The courts must declare the sense of the law and if they should be disposed exercise will, instead of judgment, the consequences would be the substitution of their pleasure for that of the legislative body." Alexander Hamilton
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Exercise   

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"In many cases, it will connect itself with preexisting factions and will enlist all the animosities, the partialities, the influence and the interest in one side or the other. And in such cases, it will always be dangerous that the decision will be regulated more by a comparison of strength of the parties, rather than the demonstration of innocence or guilt." Alexander Hamilton
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"There is one transcendant advantage belonging to the province of the State governments... --I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice." Alexander Hamilton
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"Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives." Alexander Hamilton
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"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." Alexander Hamilton
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