Federalist 70 is a letter, written by Alexander Hamilton who was a federalist. The letter was written on March 18, 1788. The letter was addressed to “To the people of the state of New York” and was published in the newspaper. Although the letter was posted in the newspaper, it is entitled as Alexander Hamilton’s work. This source is a primary source. In this letter Alexander Hamilton was trying to convince the state of New York to sign the new Constitution that had been made. Alexander Hamilton clearly and explicitly tries to persuade to the state of New York the ideal of having a president or a single executive authority for the United States. Hamilton wants to show the state of New York how having more than one person in executive authority over the United States can be bad for the United States. Alexander uses a method to help him point out his idea by telling the people of New York how a government run by more than one person in executive authority over the United States will be in a result as a bad government. Alexander Hamilton partook in the constitutional convention and as in result he signed the new constitution. Hamilton gives his own personal thoughts on the constitution and the idea of have a single person for the executive authorities of the United States. This was good because it gave other people another point of view of the constitution and the idea of which it holds. In the letter, Alexander Hamilton argues that any anti-federalist should support the new constitution. By arguing this, Hamilton gives the anti-federalist the impression that what their idea of a good government is bad and wont work. He doesn't give enough details and information on his opinions and idea of a president. He just says that having a president will be the best for the United States.

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