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  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part II

    02/11/2019 1:17:44 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 11th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    On Saturday July 7th 1787, Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania asked the Federal Convention, “What if all the Charters & Constitutions of the States were thrown into the fire, and all their demagogues into the ocean. What would it be to the happiness of America?” Such was the widespread contempt of the conduct of the states after only six years of the Articles of Confederation (Articles). Morris encountered no push-back, no scorn in return from his fellow delegates. This squib is in response to some of the Hamilton-Haters I’ve come across over the years, those who variously accuse Hamilton of advocating...