Some of his contributions consist of The Federalist Papers , the Report on Public Credit , and the creation of the national bank. Each of these was used to strengthen the central government. The Federalist Papers were 85 highly persuasive essays explaining each provision of the Constitution and the key element in its campaign. Hamilton’s Report on Public Credit analyzed the financial standing, reorganized the national debt, and established the public credit. The national bank was a creation of Hamilton’s for the government to deposit funds (taxes), print U.S. currency, and regulate all state banks.
Professor of history Gordon S. Wood views the struggle for a new constitution in 1787-1788 as a social conflict between upper-class Federalists who desired a stronger central government and the “humbler” Anti-Federalists who controlled the state assemblies. He says that the writers and supporters of the Constitution were Federalists and they believed that the Constitution was a fulfillment. Which basically means, that those Federalists didn’t see anything wrong with the Constitution. Antifederalists said the Constitution was a denial of the principles of 1776. They were saying that the Constitution was didn’t honor the liberty nor the self-government.
US Federal Bank The US federal Bank was first introduced in 1791 as the central bank for the United States. Alexander Hamilton had really pushed for this Central bank and he finally got it. Alexander Hamilton was the first secretary of the treasury and helped establish this central bank (1). This first bank had a capitol stock of 10 million, 2 million put in by the federal government and the rest was put in by private individuals (1). This central bank was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and it had different branches in other cities.
He held a firm stance against treason and sedition. However, as a Federalist he knew the importance of each state having its own sovereignty. During the Constitutional Convention of Philadelphia in 1787, Madison urged other delegates to include an equal balance to each state while considering amending the Articles of Confederation. Madison was probably the most influential of the founding fathers without getting much of the credit
The colonist of America to their self no bigger believed they were or wanted to be British citizens so the Americans dragged Britain in 1775 by starting the revolution and the creating their own government in 1776. The French revolution on the other hand was start by a group out of the third estate made of merchants, artisans and professional known as the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie brake out in revolution due to tour major events: desire for a wider political role, the wish for -restraints on the power of clergy, monarchy and aristocracy, population growth and the Poor harvest of 1787-1788. The methods taken by the Americans and the French to achieve revolution were just as different as the causes of each revolution. On the American
How did the Constitution Guard against Tyranny? Nolen Michael Ms. McKee U.S. History Nov.27, 2012 Abstract In the summer of 1787, fifty-five delegates representing twelve of the thirteen states met in Philadelphia to fix the national government. The problem was that the existing government, under the Articles of Confederation, just wasn’t doing the job. It was too weak. The challenge was to create a strong central government without letting any one person, or group of people, get too much power.
This is the point in history where Alexander Hamilton’s rather aggressive support of the Constitution he was supposedly not entirely approving of and had no part in the drafting of, should give one pause for thought. He and two others began a covert, underhanded, and brilliant hard sell through publicly released anonymous essays, influencing public opinion through the media. As stated by Whitten (2010): The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution. In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed "PUBLIUS" and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay contributed the remaining five.
Antifederalists thought that increasing the national government’s power would doom the states, and that state governments were more responsive to popular will. This showed British-American’s fears of concentrated power. The federalists had popular figures like Washington and Franklin on their side. The constitution was ratified June 21, 1788. The last state to vote was New Hampshire.
Why a more centralized and stronger constitution/government was needed? The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection (#10) is perhaps the most famous and highly regarded of the Federalist papers. It was written by one of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution, James Madison, and was published by the Dailey Advisor on Thursday, November 22, 1787. (1) Howard Zinn says, “Madison argued that a representative government… vote of the majority.”(2) According to Madison a faction is “a number of citizens, whether amounting to the majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse or passion, or of interest.”(3) When Madison says majority and minority, he is referring to the
The Constitution The Constitution was created for the people of America to establish a formal written document for how the new country should be governed. It was created to bring together a new nation that was divided by states of different land sizes and population. Delegates from each of the original thirteen states were assembled for the objective of revising the Articles of Confederation. The convention was attended by fifty-five out of the seventy-four delegates that were selected. There is a need to improve the Article of Confederation because there were flaws in the national system.