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Unformatted text preview: At the war's end, Hamilton realized that the government outlined by the Articles of Confederation was weak and ineffective. The national economy had collapsed, citizens were depressed, and many of the various states quarreled so frequently that the Union was in danger of disbanding. Hamilton therefore took the initiative and invited leaders from every state to meet in Philadelphia to amend the Articles. At the convention, Hamilton succeeded in convincing the other delegates that the Articles should be replaced by a more perfect union of states under the direction of a strong central government. Many of his ideas are reflected in the Constitution, which the Philadelphia delegation produced. Even though Hamilton did not entirely agree with the form of government outlined in the Constitution, which he believed would create a government too weak to solve the...
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- The Federalist Papers