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FATHER: Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher. He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention, was one of America's first Constitutional lawyers, and cowro[MORE]

FATHER: John Jay

Was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, President of the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1779 and, from 1789 to 1795, the first Chief Justice of the United States. During and after the American Revolution, he was a[MORE]

ARTICLE: Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence

When we think of Thomas Jefferson we remember him as one of Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the weight of the responsibility in being the principal author of such a great document, he also went on to do so much more for us all. His leadership [MORE]

ARTICLE: Wise Quotes From our Founding Fathers

Does it seem as though we are relying more and more on past personalities and their comments to give us sage advice instead of developing our own morality and intellect? Who determines what is a wise quote, a funny quote or even any comment that should be immortalized by the ages[MORE]

ARTICLE: Democracy or Republic?

Despite clear historical evidence showing that the United States was established as a republic and not a democracy, there is still confusion regarding the difference between these two very different systems of government.  Some confusion stems because the word “democracy” is[MORE]

ARTICLE: Equal Protection, the US Consitition, and the George Washington Connection

Whenever laws aren't explicitly stipulated in the American Constitution (and when it comes to constitutional law, nothing is explicit), each state takes advantage of the wiggle room to create and maintain its own legal code. Although this gives states a lot of leeway in areas, pr[MORE]

FILE: Biography for Alexander Hamilton

Biography for Alexander Hamilton[MORE]

FILE: The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven were published serially in The Independent Journal and The [MORE]

BOOK: The Founding Fathers

A completely newly researched story of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and of the lives of the most prominent framers of the Constitution: Oliver Ellsworth, Benjamin Franklin, Nathaniel Gotham, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, George Mason, Gouverneur Morris, Charles Cot[MORE]

VIDEO: Alexander Hamilton - Mini Biography

Watch a short biography video of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury who was shot by Aaron Burr during a duel. Subscribe for more great Mini Bios - Learn more about Alexander Hamilton: Watch more videos about Alex[MORE]

Quote 436 details Share on Google+ - Quote 436 Linked In Share Button - Quote 436 But if we are to be told by a foreign Power ... what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.

George Washington: letter to Alexander Hamilton, May 8, 1796

Quote 491 details Share on Google+ - Quote 491 Linked In Share Button - Quote 491 The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with.

George Washington: letter to Alexander Hamilton, April 4, 1783

Quote 505 details Share on Google+ - Quote 505 Linked In Share Button - Quote 505 The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.

George Washington: letter to Alexander Hamilton, May 8, 1796

Quote 648 details Share on Google+ - Quote 648 Linked In Share Button - Quote 648 I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain the character of an honest man

Quote 1180 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1180 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1180 It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the
protection of a free government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal
services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official
exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform
Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called
forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.

George Washington: letter to Alexander Hamilton (2 May 1783)