By Teri Kanefield

The the US that Alexander Hamilton knew was once principally agricultural and equipped on slave exertions. He anticipated whatever else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic the USA with a powerful critical govt. He believed that such an the USA will be a land of chance for the bad and the novices. yet Hamilton’s imaginative and prescient placed him at odds together with his archrivals who estimated a pastoral the USA of small cities, the place governments have been neighborhood, states may keep an eye on their very own future, and the government might stay small and weak.
 
The disputes that arose in the course of America’s first a long time endured via American historical past to our contemporary. through the years, as a result of platforms Hamilton arrange and the guidelines he left, his imaginative and prescient gained out. here's the tale that epitomizes the yank dream—a bad immigrant who made stable in the USA. in spite of everything, Hamilton rose from poverty via his intelligence and skill, and did extra to form our nation than any of his contemporaries.

comparable topics and ideas mentioned within the booklet include:
 
Law and criminal Concepts
Due process
invoice of Rights
Freedom of Speech and the Press
Originalism / nonoriginalism (theories of Constitutional interpretation)
 
Government
tests and Balances
Democracy
Electoral College
Republic
 
Financial Concepts
Capitalism
Credit
Inflation
Interest
Mercantilism
Securities: shares and Bonds
Tariffs
Taxes
 
Miscellaneous
Demagogues
Dueling
Pastoralism

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