Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary - Chapter Three: It’s a Collegian! (44-61) Summary & Analysis

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Alexander gave an energetic speech condemning the British and pleading with colonists to boycott British Goods. The people called him a Collegian, and he became a revolutionary. He used letters to argue against Reverend Samuel Seabury who viciously attacked the Continental Congress. Alexander wrote to him anonymously about freedom. He stressed that the courts would continue to abuse them. He compared the colonies under British to slavery, as neither institution is free. However, Alexander was not yet calling for revolution. He simply wanted Parliament to stop imposing unfair taxes. Readers did not believe a man as young as Alexander could write so well about philosophy and politics.

However, the Boston Massacre in 1770 and an attack on Lexington sparked bloodshed between the British and the Colonists. Four days later, the Sons of Liberty seized British supplies to arm New...

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