Alexander Hamilton arrived in New York early in 1773 to study medicine. His birth date is unknown but it is thought to be around 1775. He was in college while the colonies began to revolt against Britain. Hamilton took interest in the political issues going on in the colonies. He thought through the situating very thoroughly before stating his position on many issues. Hamilton wrote ‘A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress’ which stated his opinion s on local and national politics.
Thi s made him more noticeable as a skilled political thinker. Hamilton became a Captain of the Provincial Company of Artillery in 1776 when America started calling for recruits. Hamilton soon became a Lieutenant Colonel to Washington and fought at Valley Forge. Letter have been recovered that show that Hamilton had thought about the weaknesses of the current government under the Articles of Confederation and ways to strengthen it 7 years before the constitutional convention.
Hamilton wrote many essays and addressed the public frequently on his opinions and policies. Hamilton decided to resign his position as Lieutenant Colonel because of disagreements with Washington and began to study law. Hamilton completed 3 years worth of law courses in only six months and was admitted into the New York bar. Hamilton became known by his position with Washington and his political ideas. Because of this he was appointed a delegate to the Continental Congress. Near the end of 1782 Hamilton left for Philadelphia.
... , Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton seemed to be against each other s political programs from the start. Economically, Hamilton proposed many plans which ... the stage for the birth of independent political movement among Americans and freedom of thought among citizens for years to come. Since ...
Hamilton wrote a paper stating the problems with the confederate form of government and called for a convention to amend the Articles of Confederation. When no one listened to him Hamilton left congress and returned to New York. Hamilton attended The Annapolis Convention where he and other delegates decided that there would be a new convention where the Articles of Confederation would be changed. At the convention Hamilton’s presentation was one of the first to be presented. Hamilton’s plan included: two legislative houses, an assembly that was chosen by the electors. A judiciary with 12 justices and original appel ate jurisdiction.
A single governor or king of the country who would be elected by the electors chosen by the electors of the people. Alexander Hamilton had very significant role in the framing of our constitution and he even contributed to the fact that there was a constitutional convention to begin with. After the constitutional convention Hamilton fought for the ratification of the constitution. Later Hamilton would help create a Federalist political party now known as the Republican Party. Hamilton continued practicing law and he played a significant role in many presidential elections. Aaron Burr (a poli cal rival of Hamilton) would eventually challenge Hamilton to a duel in 1804 for discrediting him as a politician..