Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary - Chapter Nine: “Mr. Secretary” (214 - 233) Summary & Analysis

Brockenbrough, Martha
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Alexander knew the government needed a good man to lead. Washington had successfully led the victory over the British with an overmatched army. Alexander could not think of anyone better. Washington did not think he was the right man for the job. However, Alexander believed the nation needed Washington because the people trusted him. Washington decided to run for office, but knew that the anti-federalists wanted someone who would kill the constitution. Alexander worried John Adams - an anti-federalist- would beat Washington in the election. Alexander campaigned against Adams, and pushed for a new New York governor, Robert Yates. However, Clinton was reelected, and Burr was promoted to attorney general. On February 4th, 1789, elections for president were held. All the electors from the ten available states gave Washington one of their votes. Despite his hesitance, Washington was sworn into office...

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