Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

Alexander Hamilton

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1800 presidential election

In the 1800 election Hamilton worked to defeat not only the rival Democratic-Republican candidates but also his party's own nominee John Adams. On May 10 1775 Hamilton saved his college president Myles Cooper a Loyalist from an angry mob by speaking to the crowd long enough for Cooper to escape. Cooper's letters citing Hamilton's opposition to Burr and alleging that Hamilton had expressed "a still more despicable opinion" of the Vice President at an upstate New York dinner party.