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Alexander Hamilton

January 11, 1755 - April 12, 1804
"A constitution cannot set bounds to a nation's wants; it ought not, therefore, to set bounds to its resources. Unexpected invasions, long and ruinous wars, may demand all the possible abilities of the country. Shall not your government have power to call these abilities into action? The contingencies of society are not reducible to calculations. They cannot be fixed or bounded, even in imagination."source: Net York Ratification Convention, Jun 27, 1788.purpose of constitution, role of government, limitation of powers

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