Alexande Alexander Hamilton And The Battle Of Loyalists

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He spent much of his time writing Washington 's critical letters, and composed numerous reports on the strategic reform and restructuring of the Continental Army. Hamilton was not satisfied with a desk job so Washington soon promoted him to lieutenant colonel of the continental army(Sanders, Burns, Ades 63). In 1781 he begged for some action on the battlefield with Washington 's permission, Hamilton led a victorious charge against the British in the Battle of Yorktown. The English’s surrender during this battle lead to two major negotiations in 1783: the Treaty of Paris between the United States and Great Britain, and two treaties signed at Versailles between France and Britain and Spain. These treaties and several others comprise the collection of peace agreements known as Peace of Paris, officially marking the end of the American Revolutionary War( …show more content…

Hamilton decided to leave his post beside Washington and study law. He established a practice in New York City, the majority of Hamilton 's first clients were the widely unpopular British Loyalists. In 1784, Hamilton took on the Rutgers v. Waddington case, which involved the rights of Loyalists. It was a landmark case for the American justice system, as it led to the creation of the judicial review system. In defending the Loyalists, Hamilton instituted new principles of due process. He also went on to take many more cases which was instrumental in the repeal of the Trespass Act( Hamilton published the first manual on civil procedure in the United States. Focusing on New York trial procedures, it continued in use for decades in that state. a lawyer drew Hamilton further into politics, as he used his profession as a vehicle for achieving his political

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