Federalist No. 69 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 69 – Alexander Hamilton

  • The President won’t be an elected monarch.
  • He can only negate acts, not pass them.
  • He can have a veto overturned but a king can’t.
  • Both the President and King serve as commander and chief.
  • A King can raise and maintain an army but the Congress alone can do that under the Constitution.
  • The President can make treaties with the Senate’s approval but the King can do it alone.
  • The President’s officers also need Senate approval but the King’s officers don’t.
  • The President is limited with respect to commerce and currency.
  • The President will have less power than a state governor.

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