JULY 7, 1788
PATRICK HENRY SPEAKS OUT
I Patrick Henry wish to speak to you about the matter that is upon us. I, and only I will speak the truth. Who authorized the Federalist politicians to write into law the language of "We, the people," instead of, "We, the states?" The federal convention ought to have amended the old system, the object of their mission extended to no other consideration. If we give into federalists what are we giving into? Do you know? Is it what we want? I think not! A national judiciary will overrule state laws. We won't get the bill of rights we need. Without such an enumeration of rights and liberties retained by the citizen himself, the government will violate our individual liberties. There should be no secrets kept from us by the Constitutional Convention. The gentlemen who met in Philadelphia during that hot summer have overstepped their legal rights to establish a federal system without a mandate from the people. They have gone too far this time! Fight back for your rights! We have inalienable rights as well, so do not allow them to be taken away! Agree to no Federal plan of government unless a detailed bill of rights is appended to it! Do NOT give into Federalist demands! Fight back with loud protest and with the ballot!
BIOGRAPHY: Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton contributed much to the Federalist cause. Such ways Hamilton contributed to the federalist cause are he along with others (John Jay and James Madison) wrote a series of papers (essays) published in book form as The Federalist. These arguments urged the voters of New York to ratify the constitution. Hamilton is said to have written fifty of the eighty-five Federalist papers.
Before Hamilton wrote his Federalist Papers he wrote many other papers, pamphlets, and essays. He wrote two essays in the winter of 1774 and 1775. One was A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress From The Calumnies of their Enemies. Another was The Farmers Refuted. Which was in answer to the loyalist pamphlets signed Westchester Farmer.
Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757. He was educated at a grammar school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey from 1772-1774. Then he entered King's College. He is expected to be chosen for a number of high ranking positions in any new government that may be formed under the new Federal constitution. Even though he is a rabid anglophile, he considered to be a brilliant thinker, financial wizard, and able statesman.
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