The Greatest American, Alexander Hamilton; An Historical Analysis Of His Life And Works Together…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byArthur Hendrick Vandenberg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...is as insurmountable as, in some crisis, it might be fatal. The seventy-eighth to the eighty-third Federalists, dealing with the federal judiciary, disclose still another side to this man of marvelous capacity. They constitute the masterful brief of a superbly great lawyer who has few peers in the whole story of American law. With convincing force he argued the justification for every judicial contemplation in the scheme of Government which the Constitution proposed. "Courts," said he, finally, "are to be considered as the bulwark of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachment." Also: "they are requisite to guard the Constitution and the rights of individuals from the effects of those ill humors which the arts of designing men, or the influence of particular conjunctures, sometimes disseminate among the people themselves, and which, though they speedily give place to better information and more deliberate reflection, have a tendency, in the meantime, to occasion dangerous innovations in the Government and serious oppressions on the minor party in the community." Here, too, Hamilton laid down this foundation principle--reflecting not only his own passion for law and order but also his country's perpetual necessities in these directions. "People have the right to alter or abolish the established Constitution, whenever they find it inconsistent with their happiness; but until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves, collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge, of their sentiments can warrant their representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act." Unfriendly historians have stressed Hamilton's...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...is as insurmountable as, in some crisis, it might be fatal. The seventy-eighth to the eighty-third Federalists,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217387101

ISBN - 13:9780217387101

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