Unformatted text preview: Convention, where he took an active role. While there he argued for a strong national government, stiff restrictions on voting qualifications and office-holding, against slavery, giving Congress the power to tax imports and exports, and granting the House of Representatives and the Senate equal power in making treaties. He was elected, in 1789, to the first national House of Representatives for the state of Pennsylvania. Fitzsimons is counted among the ranks of Alexander Hamilton's Federalists. Fitzsimons was a congress man until his defeat in 1794, after which he returned to private life....
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