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Chapter 6 notes Bill of Rights Guarantees U.S. citizens specific rights, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press It sets out some rules for criminal and trial procedures. It also recognizes that states or the people retain the powers not specifically delegated to the federal government or prohibited by the constitution Alexander Hamilton and Hamilton’s proposals Alexander Hamilton was the secretary of treasury Hamilton advised Congress to begin paying off the national debt. The money that the federal government owed to its creditors He knew that a nation that did not pay its debts would have trouble borrowing additional money Hamilton’s proposal to eventually pay the bonds in full caused an uproar but in the end Congress agreed with him Next proposal—that the federal government take over about $21.5 million of the $25 million in state debts Hamilton’s Bank Proposal—establishing good credit wasn’t the only answer to the nation’s financial woes. Hamilton asked Congress to create the Bank of
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