A Full Vindication Of The Measures Of Congress By Alexander Hamilton

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A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress “A full vindication of the measures of Congress” is a letter written by Alexander Hamilton to the people of the colonies, part of which is addressed directly to the farmers. This was written mainly in response to the allegations, insults, and propaganda that the so-called “Farmer” had made against the actions of the first continental Congress in America through his letter that had been printed in the newspapers of the time. In his letter, Hamilton takes a systematic approach in responding to the accusations of the “Farmer” and defending the judgements and decisions of the Continental Congress by the use of logic, examples, and indisputable proof. With the Coercive Acts in place, which in the eyes of the colonists were endangering their incontrovertible rights to Life, Freedom, and property, Alexander Hamilton, shows that he is strongly of the conviction that at the time the colonists were nothing short of slaves in the eyes of the British. That said, he has dedicated the better part of this letter to proving why it so necessary for the colonists and the generations to come to adhere to the measures taken by the Continental Congress, particularly the boycotting of all trades with the British empire. In short, on the long run, Alexander Hamilton’s agenda is for the American colonies to steadily gain the kind of social, economic, and political independence with which they would be able to pursue the dreams and visions of their own…

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