Good stuff. I used to be on the side of the Jefferson/Jackson camp but I realize now that if they had their way we would basically have been subverted by the British early on. The Hamilton/Lincoln camp won out after the Civil War , but we still got subverted by the British early in the 20th century thanks to Cecil Rhodes. Now we all serve the Crown in the City of London and their Wall Street agents while America bankrolls the Empire with debt and resources. Ex Presidents, Generals and Central Bank heads get knighted by the Queen

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Thanks for this excellent history.

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Hmmm... I have a different view of Hamilton in my book, but my focus is on Ben Franklin's economic system of colonial scrip, for which the Revolutionary War was fought (in Franklin's opinion) and which the Federalists and Constitution destroyed any hopes of restoring.

Here's what I write:

In order to pay for soldiers and weapons, however, Congress and the States needed money. Alexander Hamilton negotiated loans from his employer Robert Morris, who was the leading financier of the Revolutionary War. ... By 1781, Robert Morris stepped into the newly created role of Superintendent of Finance. First he devalued the Continental and then extracted $2 million in specie from the States. Finally he suspended all pay to enlisted soldiers and officers, declaring that they would be paid when a peace treaty was signed. The Paris Treaty was signed in 1783 and ratified in 1784, but pay was not forthcoming. Meanwhile, veterans owed back taxes on their farms for the time they had been away fighting. Adding injury to injury, the bankers were rushing tax foreclosures through a complicit court and evicting families from the homes and farms for which they'd fought.

I then talk about Shays Rebellion, foiled by a mercenary militia hired by the bankers, and how Hamilton plotted the Annapolis coup that replaced the crowd-sourced Articles of Confederation with a merchant-banker designed Constitution. In exchange for their sovereignty, the people were given post offices, postal roads & patent protection. Everything else is in the Bill of Rights, written by the so-called Anti-Federalists as a last ditch effort after the people had been bamboozled out of what they'd fought for. The sordid history of the US was predetermined by Hamilton, imo.


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Isn't the "real" government under the Articles of Confederation since "it" says that "it" can be changed? Nothing is mentioned about any constitution. Article 11 mentions that Canada can join the Articles' government.

The British eliminated slavery in 1833; Canada has a "hidden" history of slavery, too. Many slaves ran off to Ontario of which the Lt Governor of Ontario declared that if any slaves arrived on "its" soil, they were free. See auto-biographies of Josiah Henson and Jermain Loguen.

The Articles of Confederation does not mention a slavery clause as the constitution does. Read the book "White Servitude" which speaks about two companies - one was ONLY about trade and the other was about establishing colonies and trade. What is the actual ancestry of the Founding Fathers? How and when did their ancestry arrive in the British so-called U.S.? Did they originate as "white servitude?" I am Canadian born (on the French side) but did not attend schools in Canada, and I am legal. I have studied American History but much is hidden from us.

It was interesting reading your article. Very insightful!

Additionally, all six New England States once had slavery. Portsmouth, NH was once a "hotbed" of sending ships to Africa to obtain slaves.

Thank you!

Lise from Maine (former licensed clinician)

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Lazy and clumsy. If you are going to attack aristocratic, oligarchic racist southerners, you can't praise Hamilton, because he was all those same things and much more so.

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Loving your books Mathew. Keep up the great work.

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