Why Did Hamilton Fight?

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Hamilton started his injection into the American-British conflict with nothing more than well timed and well versed Pamphlets. An Author by the name of Hendrickson wrote "A full vindication of the measures of Congress" in 1774, and "The Farmer Refuted" in 1775, the latter being an answer to a slanderous attack by a clergyman, in February 1775. These two pieces contributed largely to George Washington taking Hamilton on as a writing aide two years later. We also see the light shed on a man becoming a rebel who originally didn 't intend to be one, a man "who remained conservative at heart" (Hendrickson 241). The British constitution had made it a man’s right to be taxed only by members of a legislature that man had voted for that was either the House of Commons or the colonial assemblies overseas. However, this new attempt to raise "ship money" was not passed by parliament, but by King Charles I, where this breach of contract was…show more content…
There was no way that the rebels could have handled Britain and France, considering France was almost a deciding factor in the revolutionary war. Hamilton would also always have the manners of a soldier. It was said he always moved and stood just like a soldier and that so were his ideas and thoughts though like a soldier. Hamilton also judged the people around by the same aspect to which he judged himself. In the history books, George Washington was considered a great man because he was calm in battle. It was never far from his mind to envision himself as a hero and a conquistador. "There [was] a persistent feeling in his correspondence as well as in his children 's writings that people like Thomas Jefferson, who shied away from battle, were not completely men" (Hendrickson 342). For Hamilton, it wasn 't the blood, the pain, or the suffering of battle that made it appealing to him. Hamilton viewed it as a stage for him to act on, and to display the qualities of selfless courage that would win him the honor, love and respect he so
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