Discussion Of The Presidency In Federalist Paper 69 By Alexander Hamilton

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Federalist Paper 69, written by Alexander Hamilton in 1788, addresses the topic of the presidency. Its purpose was to illustrate to the people of New York what the real character of the executive would be. The subject matter and time period of this essay allow for speculation that the people of that time were concerned that ratifying a constitution with a president at the head of government would have been willingly putting themselves beneath a tyrannical ruler, after having recently gained independence from tyrannical King George III. Throughout this essay, Hamilton adamantly stressed the fact that the president would not be likened unto the king of Great Britain, but rather unto the governor of New York. The president would be an elected
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