The history of ancient and modern republics had taught them…




The history of ancient and modern republics had taught them…

The history of ancient and modern republics had taught them… --Alexander Hamilton

The history of ancient and modern republics had taught them that many of the evils which those republics suffered arose from the want of a certain balance, and that mutual control indispensable to a wise administration. They were convinced that popular assemblies are frequently misguided by ignorance, by sudden impulses, and the intrigues of ambitious men; and that some firm barrier against these operations was necessary. They, therefore, instituted your Senate.

Alexander Hamilton

Year: 1788
Context: Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention
Tags: Assemblies, History, Senate, administration, ambitious, balance, control, evils, firm barrier, ignorance, impulses, indispensable, misguided, mutual control, necessary, popular, republics



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