Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary - Chapter Eight: “The Federalist” (186 - 213) Summary & Analysis

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Even though the war had ended, Alexander’s work was not finished. The states were fighting as each tried to create their own taxes. The countries who had helped during the war did not believe they would be paid back, running America’s credibility. In 1786, underpaid farmers revolted. Congress needed to get finances in order, and good men, who were unwilling to exploit others, were suffering. Alexander was asked to help solve the country’s problems, but only a few other delegates showed. They all agreed the Articles of Confederation needed a revision. Madison helped him revise a proposal, and Congress approved it in May of 1787.

However, the states refused the new Articles. On May 25th, an assembly of influential men - such as George Washington and James Madison, - met in Independence Hall. Alexander helped create rules for the...

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