ick Kaufman Mrs. Hodgkins History 8 20 September 2016 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was a prominent statesman, and influential interpreter, and one of the few founding fathers of the United States of America. In 1777 Alexander Hamilton was appointed to become George Washington’s advisor. Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755 or 1757, we have not figured out the exact date yet. He was born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. One of his biggest challenges was when he had to try and get the people of New York to ratify the U.S constitution.
This Congress was organized to help manage the war effort, and to declare independence from Great Britain, which is where the Declaration of Independence was born. Hopkins was very zealous in signing the Declaration. He had to support his palsied right hand with his left when he signed, saying, “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” Hopkin’s previous experiences as a merchant made him very useful to the Naval Committee, established by Congress. The Naval Committee purchased, outfitted, manned, and operated the ships of the Continental Navy. Stephen Hopkins died July 13, 1785, at the age of 78.
For three years, he argued powerfully for legislation to strengthen the loose confederacy of former colonies, claiming that the military victory required to give power in a central government. According to James Madison 's quote, he said "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." This explains the idea he have to make the army 's defense better. Most of his appeals were beaten down by self-reliant delegates who feared the appearance of imposing authority after the war.
oseph Murray wrote “Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founding Father” to really show how important Alexander Hamilton was in the making of America most of what it is today. Alexander Hamilton lived in the most challenging period of American history, when its institutions were being formed and its direction was being determined. (Murray) When Hamilton was getting a education, the political unrest with Great Britain quickly turned into a crisis that finally started at Lexington and Concord. With Alexander's education interrupted by the Revolution, He Involved himself in the struggle for independence by joining New York’s military as a captain of artillery. He had the chance to be offered a position on the staff of General Washington,
They gained control of colonies including the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico but had to pay twenty million dollars for the islands . They also proved that they were not afraid to fight against other nations. The Treaty of Paris was signed on December 10, 1898 which was sanctioned on February 6, 1899 . Whitelaw Reid convinced his peers to agree with the settlement presented. At the initial conference Eugenio Montero Rios bestowed protested against the permission of the Spanish attacks .
Washington knew a strong Constitution had to be in place, which is why he was responsible for the Constitutional Convention. The effects of his inaugural address and presidency really mattered, given he was the first of our many presidents. George Washington proved he truly cared for the American people and the country. He took charge and changed what had to be done, because his speech altered the government and society as we know it today; our Constitution, our executive and judicial branches, and our Supreme Court. While he did emphasize the need for a Constitution, he was not the only one responsible for it’s making.
During the summer of 1790, Hamilton said that his financial plan for the nation had reached a stalemate, because Southern politicians opposed the proposed assumption of state debt by the federal government. The opposing party was led by James Madison of Virginia. Jefferson offered to host a dinner for Hamilton and Madison to help resolve their disagreements. He convinced Madison not to dissuade his party members from supporting the financial plan, in return, Hamilton agreed to use his influence to locate the new national capital on the Potomac River. Both the Assumption Bill and the Residence Bill passed the House of Representatives right after.
Patrick Henry was the first and the sixth governor of Virginia. Henry led the antagonism to the Stamp Act in 1765 and he is mostly remembered by his speech,”Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”. He was know as one of the most influential bodies in Republicanism. While he was creeping up on his twenty fourth birthday, he finally qualified as a lawyer in 1760. After that, Henry was not prepared for what it took to be a lawyer.
After the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which ended the Seven Years War between the French and the British as well as all of their allies, the French lost claim to all of their land. The English being the winners of the war claimed the majority, and what they did not seize was given to the Spanish for their support and help in the war. In 1802 France and Spain signed a secret treaty called The Treaty Of Ildefonso. Once the treaty was fulfilled, Spain gave the Louisiana territory back to France (“Background”). Napoleon had interest in Louisiana for the purpose mainly to ship supplies to the French colonies in the Caribbean islands but also as a source of food and trade.
George Washington, a well-known man, was the president, or chairman, of the Convention. James Madison, another leader, was dubbed the "Father of the Constitution.” A fellow delegate, Alexander Hamilton, wrote a report at the Annapolis Convention which attempted to correct the government’s problems. His ideas further influenced debates
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(biography.com)
This is a congressional bypass that has not been properly dealt with, and continues to occur. In recent years, Obama has ordered thousands of military strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria without congressional approval. One could say that Jefferson’s actions in 1801 set a standard for future presidents such as Obama, one of unilateral presidential action. Throughout American history, U.S. presidents have even further bypassed congress, escalating from unauthorized attacks to undeclared wars. Stemming from Truman’s involvement in Korea, presidents began more and more to seek military approval from international organizations, such as NATO and the UN, rather than from Congress.
In the year 1803, an ambivalent, undetermined principle lingered within the governing minds. The government and its “justified” Constitution were thought to be fully explained, until a notion occurred that would bring individuals to question the authority and their limit for empowerment. To end his days as president, John Adams named fifty-eight people from his political party to be federal judges, filing positions created by the Judiciary Act of 1800, under the frequently listed Organic Act. His secretary John Marshall delivered and sealed most of the commissions, however seventeen of them had not yet been delivered before Adams’s departure in 1801. On top of that, Thomas Jefferson refused to appoint those seventeen people because they were