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Alexander Hamilton

January 11, 1755 - April 12, 1804
"The principal purposes to be answered by union are these--the common defense of the members; the preservation of the public peace, as well against internal convulsions as external attacks; the regulation of commerce with other nations and between the States; the superintendence of our intercourse, political and commercial, with foreign countries."source: Federalist Papers, No. 23reasons for union, role of federal government

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