The Assembly

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The Assembly's decision crippled Hamilton's influence at the convention. Hamilton's  colleagues, Robert Yates and John Lansing, did not prevent Hamilton from making his  own speeches at the convention, but refused to support him in other ways. After a  month of debating, Hamilton left the convention and returned to New York because he  felt the delegates were not doing as much as they should to strengthen the national  government. Lansing and Yates returned to New York as well, although their concern  was that the representatives in Philadelphia were amending the Articles of  Confederation too much rather than too little. With his two main opponents out of the  way, Hamilton rushed back to Philadelphia to assist his fellow delegates. Convention  rules stated that one man alone could not cast a vote for his state, but Hamilton could  still push the other delegates into creating a stronger national union. In order to understand Hamilton's desire for a stronger central government, one must 
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