The vital words of Alexander Hamilton, including essays, private correspondence, and public statements.
Alexander Hamilton is best known as the United States first Secretary of the Treasury and the author of the majority of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that outlined the basic concepts and premises of the U.S. Constitution. Since the founding of the nation, these essays have been used by the U.S. Supreme Court as an authoritative guide to the intentions of the Founding Fathers in cases involving constitutional interpretation. Included in this volume are five of the most important essays from The Federalist Papers, plus personal correspondence and public statements from across Hamiltons career as a statesman.
Written by Alexander Hamilton
Includes five key essays by Hamilton for The Federalist
Includes correspondence between Hamilton and Aaron Burr prior to their famous duel, as well as statements from contemporaries regarding the dispute
Alexander Hamilton was an influential member of the Founding Fathers. He was the first Secretary of the Treasury, and envisioned a strong central government. He died in New York City in 1804 after a duel with Aaron Burr.