America “A Day in the life of”
The date was Saturday, October 27th, 1787 and in the Independent Journal; Alexander Hamilton had written a letter to the “People of the State of New York!” It was Federalist Number one. In these series of writings or paper’s as Hamilton called them he explained: “I propose, in a series of papers, to discuss the following interesting particulars:”
- The utility of the UNION to your political prosperity
- The insufficiency of the present Confederation to preserve that Union
- The necessity of a government at least equally energetic with the one proposed, to the attainment of this object
- The conformity of the proposed Constitution to the true principles of republican government
- Its analogy to your own state constitution
- The additional security which its adoption will afford to the preservation of that species of government, to liberty, and to property.
The ability of the so called new nation, called America and it’s eventual completed Constitution formed the basis of what we today call the God given rights afforded to all men and the nation newly formed which would see that these rights were upheld. Hamilton said “you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America”. He saw it as important, “nothing else less than the existence of the UNION”, Hamilton wrote. He saw it as the very fate of this country or “empire” he noted “rested in this endeavor” and as such it made this country the “most interesting in the world”! He says that this ideal “seems to have been reserved to the people of this country”. It would be their “conduct and example” as they decided this important question. The question of the Constitution, the formation of this nation, and the eventual success of such an attempt. No other nation at that time or before was or had been able to do this.