Alexander Hamilton Federalist

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FEDERALIST PAPER NO. 67: “THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT The purpose of the Federalist papers was to convince the citizens of the state of New York to approve the Constitution, as the citizens of New York were worried about giving too much power to what they thought had the possibility developing into another monarchy. In Federalist Paper no. 67, the writer of the paper, Alexander Hamilton, tried to explain and defend the suggested future role of the Executive Branch, namely the position of the President of the United States of America. Hamilton wrote to defend the role of the President of the United State against false pretenses, invalidate incorrect similarities that were made of it to previous unpopular monarch roles, and to clear up the …show more content…

He mentions how certain people, trying to sway the public opinion, have falsely claimed that the role of the President of the United States would be no different from the monarch of England, which the people relatively recently broke away from. They took into consideration the people’s dislike of monarchy, and using that made this comparison. An example Hamilton gave was from the governor of New York, who had a lot of power over the people. Hamilton states people were given the false impression that the power given to the President would be no different to the power of a king with extreme wealth and unregulated power. Hamilton continues, then, to address a specific sample issue which antifederalists had picked out, misinterpreted, and then delivered that misinterpretation to the public. This misinterpretation, as Hamilton states, was that the President had the power to fill empty spots in the Senate if someone were to go missing. This, the misinterpretation gives, is unregulated power and control over positions meant to be given to the representatives of every state, and an intrusion of …show more content…

Firstly, he states that the President and Senate have the common power, together, to make appointments, and the decision would only be left to the President if the matter was pertinent. Secondly, Hamilton reinforces that the first point limits the power of the president to fill the empty vacancies of the Senate. The appointments made by the President will expire in the next session of the Senate, keeping the branches, executive and legislative, separate. Thirdly, Hamilton stresses the situation in which the President would appoint someone would only happen in a recess of the Senate, till the end of the next session. Lastly Hamilton states that the power to appoint people in empty spots in the Senate belongs to the Senate, and is only left to the President in situations where the Senate is not meeting and therefore cannot make a permanent

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