Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

POLITICIAN

First Secretary of the Treasury and aide to George Washington who was famously killed in a duel to the death by Vice President Aaron Burr. He was an active participant in the Philadelphia Convention, which produced the U.S. Constitution, and he wrote 51 of the 85 installments of the Federalist Papers, which supported the Constitution.
  • When was
    Alexander Hamilton born?

    Alexander Hamilton was born on Saturday, January 11, 1755

  • Where was
    Alexander Hamilton born?

    Alexander Hamilton was born in Saint Kitts And Nevis

  • How old is
    Alexander Hamilton?

    Alexander Hamilton is 264


Best Quotes

  • A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
  • In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by per...
  • It is inherent in the nature of sovereignty not to be amenable to the suit of any individual without its consent. This is the general sense and the general practice of mankind; and the exemption, as one of the attributes of sovereignty, is now enjoyed by the government of every State in the Union. . . . The contracts between a nation and individuals are only binding on the conscience of the sovereign, and have no pretensions to a compulsory force. They confer no right of action, independent of the sovereign will. To...authorize suits against States for the debts they owe...could not be done without waging war against the contracting State..., a power which would involve such a consequence, would be altogether forced and unwarranted.
  • Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
  • Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.
  • Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.
  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
  • Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped.
  • Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
  • We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
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