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Lecture 13

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Lecture 13 Alexander Hamiliton • Came to America illegally • Helped found the American Navy • In support of a strong centralized constitution • Shot to death Federalist Paper 6 • Relations between states if Union broke up o There would be great conflict  War, that’s what happens between states  War is inevitable • Fear, desire for more things, security o Men are vindictive and aggressive, human nature  A love of power and dominance o Need to be united states to prevent o Rejects liberal ideas that conflict may be avoided through cooperation o Vicinity creates conflict as well Federalist Paper 11 • Necessity of a navy o Prevent European nations from intruding, prevent possible threats  The adventurous spirit of the US makes Europe scared • Peloponnesian War; US is Athens, Europe is Sparta o US is like Jerusalem, moral center of the world, Alex. Hamilton sees US  as Athens o Europe would try and clip wings that US might try to soar with o Security against Europe o Security to US rights to trade internationally  Might make themselves the admiration and envy of the world o Bowing down to people makes you seem weak o Appeals to fear, tries to fuel anti­European sense  Have to be strong Federalist Paper 3 • Need for a strong centralized authority o Central government should have powers “without limitations”  Since dangers are infinite, we cannot limit their power  Radical extreme  Doesn’t limit to military affairs, commerce, everything o Hamilton was the main mercantilist o Opposition to a central standing military Federalist Paper 25 • State militias are a greater threat to society • Centralized federal army will be under watch • Modern warfare requires trained army • National army is necessary for expanding the nation Decline of British Hegemony (1870­1914) • Spread of industrialization • British were lucky, had a huge head start i
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