Fortunately for Hamilton

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Fortunately for Hamilton, new opportunities arose, and shortly after his appointment as  tax collector, Hamilton was elected to Congress as a representative of the State of New  York. Hamilton served in Congress for nearly a year, from October of 1782 until August  of 1783. During his service, Hamilton participated in the drafting of the peace treaty  between the United States and Great Britain that ended the  Revolutionary War Hamilton proposed that naval activity should be banned from the Great Lakes between  the United States and British Canada, but his proposals were ignored. Naval power in  this region would later prove to be a problem for both countries during the  War of 1812 . After eight months as a U.S. Congressman, Hamilton returned to New York in  November, 1783, and established a legal practice in his Wall Street home. The practice  proved to be very profitable for Hamilton, who represented many of New York's 
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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