How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America


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He's the subject of a hit Broadway musical, the face on the ten-dollar bill, and one of the most popular founding fathers. But what do you really know about Alexander Hamilton?

Hamilton was no American hero, says author Brion McClanahan. In fact, he spent his life working to make sure citizens and states could not hold the federal government accountable. His policies set a path for presidents to launch secret and illegal wars. And he wanted to make sure American citizens couldn't do a thing to stop the government's overreach.

In How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, Brion McClanahan examines the dangers of Hamilton's philosophy, introduces readers to heroes and enemies both new and familiar, and—most importantly—explains how we can put power back in the hands of the American people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621576358
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 09/18/2017
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brion McClanahan holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, he attended high school in Delaware and received a B.A. in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. He is the author of 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America , The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution , The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers , and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes. He lives with his wife and children near Phenix City, Alabama, just across the river from Columbus, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction xv

1 Hamilton vs. Hamilton 1

2 From Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie 9

3 Assumption and Implied Powers 23

4 The Bank 39

5 The Rebellion 57

6 The Proclamation 73

7 Marshall vs. Marshall 89

8 Judicial Review and Contracts 95

9 Marshall Codifies Implied Powers 111

10 The Marshall Court and the States 129

11 Joseph Story and the Commentaries 147

12 Hugo Black and Incorporation 169

13 Think Locally, Act Locally 187

Notes 191

Index 201

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