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  • A Constitution is Ratified - The Long Road from Nevis to New York

    07/26/2014 9:33:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 26, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    - Reflections on the anniversary of New York’s ratification of the Constitution of the United States. On July 26, 1788, the New York State Ratifying Convention voted – by a slim margin of 30 to 27 – to ratify the Constitution of the United States, essentially re-joining the nation that was now in the process of being reorganized. The people of New York City celebrated with the greatest parade of the era, marching through Manhattan Island to cheering crowds. The old New York establishment may have disliked the new Constitution, but the people of America’s fast-growing metropolis certainly saw its...
  • The American Flag Daily: Hamilton's Federalist Papers

    03/10/2014 5:04:06 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 10, 2014 | FlagBearer
    It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulged, or undergo such incessant changes, that no man who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. -Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 62
  • Alexander Hamilton on impeachment

    03/07/2014 6:27:14 PM PST · by gitmo · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1788, Federalist Paper No. 65 is published. Publius discusses the Senate’s role in impeachment/conviction of executive officers. Why do I suspect just a few of you are interested in this paper?! Publius notes the inherent difficulties in prosecuting the “misconduct of public men” or the “abuse or violation of some public trust.” Finding a “well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments” is difficult, to say the least! The “passions of the whole community” are stirred. People take sides, and these sides may align with pre-existing political parties. “[I]n such cases,” Publius concludes, “there will always be...
  • Why is George Washington the Greatest President?

    02/17/2014 10:51:10 AM PST · by Reagan79 · 62 replies
    Acton PowerBlog ^ | February 17 | Ray Nothstine
    Sometimes I recoil a little when somebody declares that there can be an American president greater than George Washington. Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee declared Washington, “First in the hearts of his countrymen.” Washington is great for many things, but perhaps he is greatest for the manner in which he surrendered power not once but twice. One of the best recent commentaries written on Washington is David Boaz’s, “The Man Who Would Not Be King.” In the piece from 2006, Boaz wonderfully sums up the depth of Washington’s immense character and what that means for liberty and America. The entire commentary...
  • Groupon Celebrates Presidents Day by Honoring Alexander Hamilton (Idiots think he was president!)

    02/15/2014 3:00:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 14, 2014
    Starting tomorrow, Groupon ( ) (NASDAQ: GRPN) will be kicking off Presidents Day weekend by giving customers 10 dollars off 40 dollars when they purchase a deal for any local business. The $10 bill, as everyone knows, features President Alexander Hamilton -- undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country’s financial system. Beginning Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 am CST, shoppers will be able to redeem this offer by using the promo code “10OFF40LOCAL”, which isn’t very catchy, but neither was President Hamilton’s famous saying, “nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after...
  • English history is American history - Alexander Hamilton and John Adams

    02/05/2014 3:58:19 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    There is an important piece of information contained in Federalist #84 that I would like to highlight: It has been several times truly remarked that bills of rights are, in their origin, stipulations between kings and their subjects, abridgements of prerogative in favor of privilege, reservations of rights not surrendered to the prince. Such was MAGNA CHARTA, obtained by the barons, sword in hand, from King John. Such were the subsequent confirmations of that charter by succeeding princes. Such was the Petition of Right assented to by Charles I., in the beginning of his reign. Such, also, was the Declaration...
  • The American Flag Daily: Alexander Hamilton

    01/11/2014 1:11:13 PM PST · by Master Zinja · 19 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 11, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today is the traditional birthdate of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Constitution, authored many of the Federalist Papers in support of the Constitution's passage, was Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington, and whose portrait is currently on the U.S. $10 bill. He died in 1804 following a duel with Aaron Burr. "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 immediately from that pure original fountain of all legitimate authority." -Hamilton, Federalist No....
  • Federalist 1 Published October 27, 1787

    10/27/2013 3:55:04 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 33 replies
    Constitution Org ^ | Alexander Hamilton
    It's time to revisit the first Federalist and the wonderful series freep-authored by our own Publius and Billthedrill. The Federalist No. 1 Introduction Independent Journal Saturday, October 27, 1787 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate...
  • The Income Tax: A century is enough

    10/03/2013 12:58:41 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-3-13 | Chris Edwards
    Alexander Hamilton won in the end. As Treasury Secretary in the 1790s he championed an array of “internal” taxes to supplement federal revenues from import tariffs. Thomas Jefferson despised Hamilton’s internal taxes as assault on liberty, and when elected in 1800 he made sure that they were abolished. The Jeffersonian view held sway for decades, but by the late 19th century the growth in government and concerns about high tariffs led to calls for new revenue sources. The first income tax was imposed to fund the Civil War and lasted until 1872. Another income tax was imposed in 1894, but...
  • Obama Embraces the Imperial Presidency

    08/28/2013 9:39:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 28, 2013 | John Fund
    Suddenly liberals are comfortable with monarchical war-making powers. British prime minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament from summer vacation for a special session on Thursday, where there will be “a clear government motion and vote on the United Kingdom’s response to chemical weapons attacks,” Cameron promised on Twitter. President Obama has a different view. The U.S. government’s Voice of America reports: “Pressed about calls for congressional authorization, White House spokesman Jay Carney Tuesday indicated the president believes consulting with congressional leaders is enough.” Oh my, how liberals have learned to love the imperial presidency they used to so scorn when...
  • Who coined the name: 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer.

    07/05/2013 8:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 07/05/2013 | By Byron DeLear
    Historians have long tried to pinpoint exactly when the name 'United States of America' was first used and by whom. A new find suggests the man might have been George Washington himself. As if George Washington hasn’t been credited enough with laying the foundation stones of the American republic, a new discovery might put one more feather in his cap. Our leading Founding Father could have been author of the country's name. The identity of who coined the name “United States of America” has eluded historians for years. Online sources vary greatly, erroneously crediting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton,...
  • Who coined 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer

    07/04/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    As if George Washington hasn’t been credited enough with laying the foundation stones of the American republic, a new discovery might put one more feather in his cap. Our leading Founding Father could have been author of the country's name. The identity of who coined the name “United States of America” has eluded historians for years. Online sources vary greatly, erroneously crediting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and others.
  • Hero Or Traitor

    06/16/2013 11:24:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-16-13 | Skookum
    Arron Burr Kills Alexander Hamilton In A Duel Edward Snowden is on the run for his life. He was being asked to perform a job he considered illegal, immoral, and un-American. Supposedly, he lost faith in the leader for whom young people, Leftist Ideologues, and Useful Idiots have placed so much faith. Yet, he knew our Nobel Peace Prize winning president was spying on innocent Americans and people all over the world. Was the spying justified for America’s security or a political ploy for Democrats and possibly Obama to maintain power and control indefinitely? If the spying was strictly for...
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • True Patriots

    10/09/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 9, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    The third definition of "patriot" in the Oxford English Dictionary is "A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter. Originally used of those who opposed and fought the British in the American War of Independence." The term first was used in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin in a 1773 letter. It referred to people who stood in opposition of those pledged to the British Crown -- the Tories aka loyalists. On Oct. 7, 1780, American patriots prevailed against loyalists in the Carolinas and won their first Southern...
  • [Red] Chinese road builder trips up on European project

    06/05/2012 7:34:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    SKIERNIEWICE, Poland -- Chinese companies have wowed the world with superhighways, high-speed trains and snazzy airports, all built seemingly overnight. Yet a modest highway through Polish potato fields proved to be too much for one of China's biggest builders. The A2 highway between Warsaw and Berlin was supposed to be an opportunity for Chinese construction to shine on a European stage after years of megaprojects at home and in the developing world. Poland badly wanted the project completed before the European soccer championships starting June 8, which Poland is hosting for the first time with Ukraine. Instead, a key 30-mile...
  • The Lesson of Alexander Hamilton

    05/28/2012 3:36:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 179 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-28-12 | Jeremy Meister
    How many things are in a person's pocket that they don't even know about? We take money for granted -- most people can't tell us which way George Washington is facing on the quarter. They can tell us that Ben Franklin is on the front of the hundred, but they can't tell us that Independence Hall (where he helped draft the Constitution) is on the back. One might think that as denominations get smaller and more common, the pictures on them would become more famous and well-known. The ten-dollar bill features Alexander Hamilton on the front. Since he was never...
  • George Washington Was Not One to Enact Your Silly Dares On (Don't Screw With GW!)

    05/06/2012 7:11:14 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 47 replies
    The result of the meetings at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 was the United States Constitution, placing the Convention among the most significant events in the history of the United States. The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the convention. He was a towering figure, already considered the 'Father of His Country', and the most respected person there. Even men of high stature were nervous to approach him. But one story goes at this: Alexander Hamilton dared his fellow delegate Gouverneur Morris to clap General Washington on the shoulder and offer him a hearty greeting. Taking the dare, Morris...
  • Authors Forum: Hamilton's Curse | Thomas J. DiLorenzo [Video]

    02/20/2012 9:48:39 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | Mar 19, 2009 | Thomas DiLorenzo
    Thomas DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics at Loyola College in Maryland, discusses his latest book, "Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution--and What It Means for Americans Today." Recorded at the annual Austrian Scholars Conference, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 12 March 2009. Introduction by Dr. Mark Thornton.
  • Self-Made Verses Entitlement

    12/11/2011 12:06:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 11, 2011 | Salena Zito
    NEW YORK CITY – “The Grange” in Upper Manhattan is the only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned. Standing in front of it, an impeccably dressed elderly man says it’s hard to pin down exactly who Hamilton was. “The one thing he wasn’t, was a politician,” said Steve Laise, an historian and park ranger who serves all of New York City’s national park sites. “But, oh, was he brilliant.” Hamilton’s home, newly relocated after being squished between an apartment building and a church a block away, once was a 90-minute carriage ride from lower Manhattan. Over at Federal Hall, where...
  • The Democracy Worshipers

    09/16/2011 7:09:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 16, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    "Your people, sir, is ... a great beast." So Alexander Hamilton reputedly said in an argument with Thomas Jefferson. At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Hamilton explained: "Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of dictatorship." In his column, "Democracy Versus Liberty," Walter Williams cites Hamilton, James Madison and John Randolph, who wrote of "the follies and turbulence" of democracy, and John Adams: "Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There...
  • Hamilton: The Original Self-Made American Who Also Made a Nation

    04/08/2011 4:50:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 8, 2011 | Mona Charen
    His face adorns the $10 bill, but as Richard Brookhiser, host of "Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton" (airing on PBS April 11), finds when conducting a quick street canvas -- many Americans cannot identify him. "Washington has a monument," Brookhiser intones. "Jefferson has a memorial. It's often said that New York City is Hamilton's monument." That would be more than enough for any man, yet, as this engrossing film from producer Michael Pack makes clear, it doesn't quite do justice to the genius of Hamilton. First secretary of the Treasury, a drafter of the Constitution, author of two-thirds of the Federalist Papers,...
  • Rules for Radicals - 1792

    01/07/2011 12:20:45 PM PST · by David DeGerolamo · 4 replies
    NCFreedom ^ | 1/6/2011 | David DeGerolamo
    When Thomas Jefferson was fighting against the economic policies of Alexander Hamilton, he had his own newspaper at his disposal. The publisher of The National Gazette was Mr. Philip Freneau whose competancy for prose is shown below. A nostrum is a medicine whose effectiveness is unproved and whose ingredients are usually secret; a quack remedy. But the grand nostrum will be a public debt, provided enough of it can be got and it be medicated with the proper ingredients. If by good fortune a debt be ready at hand, the most is to be made of it. Stretch it and...
  • Alexander Hamilton To Be Celebrated on His 250th Birthday

    01/10/2007 10:45:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 277 replies · 2,181+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 10, 2007 | JAY AKASIE
    Before the Long-Term Capital Management collapse nearly paralyzed the world's capital markets, and before the stock market crashes of 1987 and 1929, there was America's first widespread financial crisis: the Panic of 1792. Today it's a little-known footnote to American financial history. But if it weren't for the quick thinking of a New Yorker named Alexander Hamilton, and his actions as America's first central banker, the events surrounding Wall Street's first bona fide crash could have meant doom for the struggling, cash-strapped republic. Descendants of Hamilton, as well as an ambassador, historians, and grateful Wall Street executives, will gather around...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Relevance for Today

    11/02/2007 6:06:22 AM PDT · by Publius64 · 8 replies · 122+ views
    The Forum ^ | Alexander Hamilton
    "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." -Alexander Hamilton
  • Founders' Quotes - Jefferson & Hamilton on Duty to be Armed

    12/03/2007 6:42:18 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 21 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Patriot Post - Others ^ | 12/03/2007 | Thomas Jefferson
    Founder’s Quotes – Jefferson and Hamilton on Citizens Duty to be Armed “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824) ”If the representatives of the people betray...
  • American Revolution

    12/01/2001 6:06:09 PM PST · by CRAW · 93 replies · 4,901+ views
    Me | December | Craw
    Name your three top American Revolution Heroes
  • Today in History: Burr-Hamilton duel (July 11,1804)

    07/11/2008 8:48:56 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 9 replies · 1,158+ views
    Burr-Hamilton duel A contemporary artistic rendering of the July 11, 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton by J. Mund. The DuelIn the early morning hours of July 11, 1804, Burr and Hamilton departed by separate boats from Manhattan and rowed across the Hudson River to a spot known as the Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey, a popular dueling ground below the towering cliffs of the Palisades. Hamilton and Burr agreed to take the duel to Weehawken because dueling had been outlawed in New York (The same site was used for 18 known duels between 1700 and 1845.).In...
  • Past & Present: Alexander Hamilton and the Start of the National Debt[This Day in History]

    09/18/2008 2:27:45 PM PDT · by BGHater · 116 replies · 942+ views
    US News ^ | 18 Sep 2008 | John Steele Gordon
    Hamilton's big idea is still with us today. John Steele Gordon recalls the history of the debt On Sept. 18, 1789, the new secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, entered into negotiations for a temporary loan with the Bank of New York and the Bank of North America—the only two banks in the country at that time. The following February, the deal went through and the government borrowed $19,608.81. It was the start of the American national debt under the new Constitution. The United States was not exactly a good credit risk at that time, so the government was, perhaps,...
  • The Great Falls: Power for Another Revolution?

    03/28/2009 7:25:05 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 27 replies · 2,217+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 29, 2009 | JACQUELINE MROZ
    Timothy Ivy for The New York TimesBIG SPLASH Paterson hopes that having the Great Falls designated as a National Historical Park will provide a major economic boostTimothy Ivy for The New York Times HYDRO POWERED Mayor José Torres of Paterson hopes the park will revitalize his city. Paterson, NJ MORE than 200 years ago, during the Revolutionary War, Alexander Hamilton was traveling with Gen. George Washington when the men stopped with their entourage to have a meal in front of a magnificent waterfall. As they ate and drank, the precocious 23-year-old Hamilton saw in the power of the falls an...
  • Jefferson vs. Hamilton Redux

    08/13/2009 10:03:06 PM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 748+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 13 Aug 2009 | Alfred G. Cuzán
    The debate over ObamaCare brings to mind an old dispute exploding national debt brings to mind a defining conflict between two of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Their feud--nicely recounted in John Ferling's A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic--has parallels with today's debate, but with an ironic twist.Hamilton, our first Secretary of the Treasury, was a nationalist who had an expansive view of the powers granted to the nascent federal government under the newly-ratified Constitution. A favorite of President George Washington (in whose staff he served during the war of independence),...
  • Alexander Hamilton Tried To Warn Us

    04/12/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 711+ views ^ | 04/12/10 | CaroleL
    As the Obama administration continues its plan to usurp the rights of the American people with regard to commerce, energy, immigration and other key issues of our time; we should remember the warning of one of our nation's founders with regard to our rights and the document that was supposed to safeguard them. What many, especially those educated in the "modern" American public school system, may not know is that the founders strongly disagreed on whether or not to include the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution.
  • The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, Bridging the Republican Divide

    05/11/2010 6:58:29 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies · 250+ views
    RedState ^ | May 10, 2010 | Vassar Bushmills
    *** (When I make this mark ***, I am noting a place a Blue GOP centrist sub/urbanite is apt to disagree and hang up. Instead, I invite you to comment and/or disagree, or at least reconsider and continue reading. I promise not to say anything petty about your side…or tell a Mitch joke…but do try to put your whole mind to this. I’ll admit you’re my betters if you’ll admit you have a real short attention span.) The Hook I was at a party Friday with an old friend and long time Virginia Republican Party insider. A strong conservative when...
  • Learning from the Tragedy at Weehawken

    07/12/2010 10:23:12 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 12, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As dawn was breaking over the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, two boats rowed across from Manhattan Island (such interviews as they planned were illegal in New York). The first to arrive was the Vice President and his second; twenty minutes later, the other boat brought the former Secretary of the Treasury and his second. Once they had dispensed with the formalities, two of the most prominent men in America faced each other and fired. Struck in the abdomen, General Alexander Hamilton lay on the ground, to die in agony the following day. This indispensable founding father...
  • America was founded as a protectionist nation

    09/13/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT · by rmlew · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2010 | Ian Fletcher
    Contemporary American politics is conducted in the shadow of historical myths that inform our present-day choices. Unfortunately, these myths sometimes lead us terribly astray. Case in point is the popular idea that America’s economic tradition has been economic liberty, laissez faire, and wide-open cowboy capitalism. This notion sounds obvious, and it fits the image of this country held by both the Right, which celebrates this tradition, and the Left, which bemoans it. And it seems to imply, among other things, that free trade is the American Way. Don’t Tread On Me or my right to import. It is, in fact,...
  • Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 172 replies · 3+ views ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
  • James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    11/25/2010 1:05:54 PM PST · by Publius · 19 replies
    A Publius Essay, with an assist from Jemmy Madison | 22 December 1792 | Publius & James Madison
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Forgetting the Founding Fathers [Michael Barone]

    06/09/2004 8:51:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies · 588+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 6-09-04 | Michael Barone
    by Michael Barone Other Articles by Michael Barone Forgetting the Founding Fathers 06/09/04 Are our great universities abandoning the study of the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers? It looks like they are. Two of the leaders in colonial- and revolutionary-era scholarship, Bernard Bailyn at Harvard and Gordon Wood at Brown, are being replaced by historians with no apparent interest in the Revolution and the founding. The same happened some years ago at Yale when Edmund Morgan retired. Bailyn, Wood, and Morgan are members of a generation of American historians who have produced a luminous body of scholarship on colonial America,...
  • We Worship Jefferson, But We Have Become Hamilton's America [Wall Street Journal article]

    02/04/2004 12:00:19 PM PST · by HenryLeeII · 417 replies · 7,801+ views
    Wall Street Journal | February 4, 2004 | Cynthia Crossen
    We Worship Jefferson, But We Have Become Hamilton's America EVERYBODY WHO IS anybody was there -- at least among those 750 or so Americans who adore Alexander Hamilton. Representatives of the Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr factions also turned out in force. Two hundred years ago this summer, Hamilton died from a single bullet fired by Burr, then America's vice president, in a duel in Weehawken, N.J. Hamilton's early death, at the age of 47, denied him the opportunity -- or aggravation -- of watching America become a Hamiltonian nation while worshipping the gospel according to Thomas Jefferson. Now, some...
  • The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness

    09/07/2010 6:09:32 PM PDT · by dajeeps · 7 replies ^ | 2009 | Harlow Giles Unger
    Product Description In this lively and compelling biography Harlow Giles Unger reveals the dominant political figure of a generation. A fierce fighter in four critical Revolutionary War battles and a courageous survivor of Valley Forge and a near-fatal wound at the Battle of Trenton, James Monroe (1751–1831) went on to become America’s first full-time politician, dedicating his life to securing America’s national and international durability. Decorated by George Washington for his exploits as a soldier, Monroe became a congressman, a senator, U.S. minister to France and Britain, governor of Virginia, secretary of state, secretary of war, and finally America’s fifth...
  • 'The Crisis at Which We Are Arrived'; Don't fear the Tea Parties.

    07/10/2010 11:39:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies · 2+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7-19-10 | William Kristol
    After an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question,...
  • Sedition Acts and Woodrow Wilson: Part 1 [freep-notes]

    07/04/2010 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 17 replies
    Free Speech and the Constitution are under attack. These research notes will help us gain historic perspective. The Sedition Act of 1798. A. The Philosophical Difference Hamilton and John Adams were the driving force behind the philosophy of power. They wanted strong military, powerful industry, and strong central government -- the Federalist Party. Thomas Jefferson led the opposing view -- lean military budget, weak central government, and an agricultural society that was considered to be more virtuous. [For the most part, I like America to be strong. But how much power should one political party have?] Democrats claim that Thomas...
  • Alexander Hamilton and New Jersey perfect together

    04/18/2010 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 312+ views ^ | 01.24.10 | RICHARD TOWNSEND
    Our early New Jersey statesmen were more than acquaintances. Alexander Hamilton, with a handful of his associates, was a central figure in the development of the Village of Bergen into Jersey City. Prior to the War of Independence, the colonies under English rule were prohibited from manufacturing products for their own use. For example, iron ore was converted to pig iron and shipped to England. There, the pig iron was used to manufacture a wide variety of products that were shipped back to the colonies for sale. This was one of the causes of the Revolution. After the war, Hamilton...
  • Montpelier to celebrate James Madison’s birthday

    03/14/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 177+ views
    Culpeper Star-Exponent ^ | 3/14/2010 | Alison Brophy-Champion
    James Madison’s Orange County home offers free admission all day Tuesday in honor of the fourth president’s 259th birthday. Born 1751 at Port Conway in King George while on a visit to his grandmother, Madison was raised at Montpelier, the oldest of 12 children. He is buried on the grounds of his lifelong home in the family cemetery, site of a special ceremony in honor of his birthday March 16 at 1:30 p.m. Former Deputy Secretary of Education Eugene Hickock will deliver remarks at the cemetery along with Quantico Marine Corps Base Chief of Staff Col. Thompson Gerke, who will...
  • Consent of the People

    10/24/2009 10:06:10 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 10/24/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    Consent of the People Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist 22 writes : 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 immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority. That's us. That's we, the people. In Federalist 23, he writes of the "principal purposes" of a union of the states: "...the common defence of the members; the preservation of the public peace, as well against internal convulsion as external attacks; the regulation of commerce with other nations and between the States;...
  • Obama's Stash

    10/12/2009 12:35:03 PM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 3 replies · 984+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 10/12/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    "Obama's Stash" I have not been able to shake the Friday soundbite of the Detroit woman waiting in line to apply for a government voucher. When journalist, Ken Rogulski of WJR in Michigan asked why she was waiting, she replied, To get some money." What kind of money he asked? "Obama money. " In reply to his query regarding where did Obama get his money, she replied: "I don't know, his stash." The first time I heard the clip I laughed. But the more I thought about it the less funny I found it. How many people think there...
  • Alexander Hamilton, Modern America’s Founding Father

    03/01/2009 6:35:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,102+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2009 | Myron Magnet
    How New York’s opportunity society became America’sWe New Yorkers imagine our city’s history begins in earnest with the Gilded Age and the Great Migration that brought many of our forebears sailing under the Statue of Liberty’s torch to supercharge a nascent metropolis with a jolt of new energy. But this summer, when a handful of square-bearded, antique-garbed Pennsylvania German Baptists jacked a yellow clapboard house up over a Harlem church and wheeled it around the corner to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, we recalled that more than a century earlier Gotham took center stage as the nation’s first...
  • Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths (traditional futurism)

    01/07/2009 4:49:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 637+ views
    First Principles ^ | January 2, 2009 | Allan C. Carlson
    Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths - 01/02/09 This is part three of a symposium on contemporary conservatism hosted by ISI at Yale in November, 2008. Read part one. Read part two.By training, I am an historian. I love the discipline and believe that historical mindedness—the ability to see and understand the grounding of current institutions, issues, and events in the complex matrix of the past—this is the superior way to make sense of reality.All the same, I have been troubled for over a decade by the growing interest of American conservatives in...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Capital Compromise

    07/05/2008 5:52:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2008 | FERGUS M. BORDEWICH
    Last month, workmen jacked up a 206-year-old yellow clapboard house, levered it onto a set of remote-controlled dollies, and trundled it two blocks to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, overlooking East Harlem in New York City. The Grange, as it is called, was the home of Alexander Hamilton, best known as co-author of the Federalist papers and America's first secretary of the Treasury. But this founding father also had an extraordinary role in the infant nation's attempt to come to grips with the curse of slavery. Born in the West Indies, Hamilton was one of the most ardent...
  • Alexander Hamilton home moved to spot in Harlem

    06/09/2008 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 130+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/08 | Verena Dobnik - ap
    NEW YORK - Two hundred and eighty tons of American history were on the move Saturday in Harlem. The home of Alexander Hamilton, who conceived the country's banking system and was killed in a duel with a political rival, rolled inch by inch down a Harlem hillside to its new location overlooking a park. "This was the only home Hamilton ever owned," said Steve Laise, a National Park Service official dressed in a vest, tie and pants typical of the 1800's. "It represented the consummation of Hamilton's lifelong dream — a successful social position for a man who came to...