Toward the end of 1788

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Toward the end of 1788, New Yorkers elected Alexander Hamilton to represent them in  the national Congress once again, and so Hamilton moved his family from New York to  the capitol in Philadelphia. This particular Congress was the last to ever meet under the  authority of the Articles of Confederation, and there was little for Hamilton to do in the  area of national legislation. Instead, Hamilton focused his attention on convincing  General George Washington to accept the nomination to become the first President of  the United States under the Constitution. Washington accepted the nomination, but  Hamilton was not satisfied because he feared that another candidate might try and  campaign against Washington. To prevent this from happening, Hamilton waged a  counter- campaign by asking to his political friends and colleagues to encourage their  representatives in the Electoral College to vote for Washington. Hamilton's fears, 
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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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