December 15, 2003

The Federalist Speaks

"The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority." Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 22, December 14, 1787

Did you know?:

Sec. Hamilton was an active abolitionist in the 1700's?
He formed his own artillery company while a teen-ager?
He was ineligible to become President, having been born in the West Indies...ironically, this gave him a national view, having no previous attachment to a particular state.

Posted by Noel at December 15, 2003 08:20 PM
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Interesting. I'd always heard that Hamilton was Scottish-born.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 15, 2003 08:28 PM

He was born in the islands and was of Scottish & French Huguenot ancestry.

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