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hamiltons views - Michael Boger History 251, sect. 9...

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Michael Boger History 251, sect. 9 Professor Brewer 10/24/07 Bi-Weekly Homework Assignment Federalist Alexander Hamilton Cautions Against Aiding The Republic of France, 1794 Many years after the American Revolution, America was divided on the issue of whether or not to support France in the French Revolution against Britain. Some argued that we owed France our help since they aided us in battle against Britain a few years earlier, and some urged neutrality during the war. One leading voice during this debate was a federalist by the name of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was a firm believer in not supporting France during their revolution. He argued that going to war would cause America’s current prosperity to diminish. “We should then, by war, lose the advantage of that astonishing progress in strength, wealth, and improvement which we are now making.” Hamilton also stated that Britain’s naval force would annihilate America, since most of their revenue was based on exports. “That lively and profitable industry, which
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course HIST 251 taught by Professor Charron during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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