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foreveryrsalex · 2 days ago
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I wanted to create some matching PFPS + HOO! Alex ! These are totally free to use if you’re interested:)
also i totally used a heart brush for the matching pfps (look at alex’s freckles and the buttons…)
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craigjeans · a day ago
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july 11th, 1804
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todaysdocument · a day ago
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Letter from Alexander Hamilton at Camp Before Yorktown, Virginia to Marquis de Lafayette (p. 4), 10/15/1781
“Incapable of imitating examples of barbarity, and forgetting recent provocations, the Soldiery spared every man, who ceased to resist.”
Series: Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774 - 1789
Record Group 360: Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, 1765 - 1821
will be in sufficient forwardness to begin to play in the course
of this day.
The Enemy last night made a sortie for the
first time.  They entered one of the French and one of the
American Batteries on the second Parallel which were unfinished/
[last full line (in Image) above ended with "unfi-" ; "nished" should be  found in continuation of  *this* text in next page in original collection of pages (page 253) ]
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---- Our killed and wounded you will perceive by
the inclosed Return.. I sensibly felt a a critical Period the
loss of the assistance of Lieut. Col[']l. [final "l" in superscript in Image] Gimat, who received a Musket
Ball in his foot which obliged him to retire from the Field. __
Capt. Bett's [sic] of Laurens's Corps, Capt. Hunt & Lieut. Mansfield
of Gimats were wounded with the bayonet in gallantly entering
the Work  __ Capt. Lieut. Kirkpatrick of the Corps of Sappers
& Miners received a wound in the ditch __  Inclosed is a Return
of the Prisoners __  The killed and wounded of the Enemy
did not exceed eight. _ Incapable of imitating examples of
barbarity, and forgetting recent provocations, the Soldiery spared
every man, who ceased to resist _ [a long, thick (separating?) line follows to end of line (in Image)]
[signature block indented and written near right margin in Image:]
I have the honor to be with the
warmest esteem & attachment
Sir your most obed[']t. & hum Serv[']t __
A. Hamilton
Lieut. Col[']l. Command[']t__ [abbreviations for "Lieutenant Colonel Commandant"]
[elaborate flourishes seen (in Image) below title in signature block]
[text material transcribed below seen (in Image) *to left of* material transcribe above (from "Sir your most[....]"):]
Camp before York-town
October 15[']th [characters resembling slanted " seen below "th" in superscript] 1781.
Major General  _
The Marquis de La Fayette -
[separating line -- or underline (?) -- seen in Image below "The Marquis de La Fayette" line]
* Vide next Page
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my-deer-friend · a day ago
If @binch-i-might-be doesn't stop posting ridiculously cute Washingfamily fics, I--
I'd be very happy indeed. Carry on, Ray!
Alex’s selection, on the other hand, was all over the place. It went from a long, sweeping one in dark green–“Look how it swishes when I twirl, dad!” he’d said, all excited and with stars in his eyes, and George had melted a bit–to a mid-length one with a colourful flower print–“This one reminds me of Nevis,” he’d said with a soft smile, and George tried not to feel too bad that the boy hadn’t seen that island in over seven years–to one that was the shortest George would let them go, in a soft pastel-yellow–“It suits his complexion,” Patsy had said with an approving nod as Alex blushed, fiddling with the thin, black belt of the skirt in silence.
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Hope I've done justice to your vision 😁😁
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puzzlesanddepression · 13 hours ago
Brain now is not the time to think of a one shot where Laurens and Hamilton grow old together. Where they live their lives, happy and together. They raise children, form friendships and change the world. And as the candle dwindles, they are in each others arms, their last moments spent together. Laurens opens his eyes and notes that Hamilton has stopped breathing. His breath hitches, but he smiles, for he knows he will join him soon enough. He presses a kiss to the wrinkles on his forehead.
“Good night, my dear boy.”
“Thank you.”
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lams-tallmadge · 2 days ago
I was bored. And I wanted to doodle Hamilton in a dress so here. Have another doodle of Ham in a dress-
(Cause I said so- )
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And! A Hamdre doodle for your soul-
( under the cut! )
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prince-arsonist · a day ago
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my entry for @cruzsart 's DTIYS ✨
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mimimouseeeee · 2 days ago
Eliza: …You shouldn’t be using a straw.
Alexander: [sighs] yeah, I know we should be protecting the environment and all that but-
Eliza: Alexander.
Eliza: We are eating spaghetti.
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donzepan · a year ago
Hamilton: An American Musical portrays the founding fathers in a far more positive light than they deserve and neglects to mention the horrific impact these men had on both African Americans as a collective and the individual Black people they interacted with and portrays America through rose-tinted glasses
Hamilton : An American Musical was instrumental in igniting a new wave of musical appreciation and modern musicals that sparked a generation's interest in history while also giving recognition and roles to incredible Actors and Actresses of color and is a musical masterpiece
Are opinions that can and should coexist. It's okay to be critical of the things you consume. It's encouraged even.
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binch-i-might-be · a day ago
John and Alex baking bread together :)
them smearing each other's faces with flour :))
John having rich boy "white clothes are easiest to clean" syndrome and being absolutely USELESS at kneading bread, and Alex flexing his Skills™ he learned from his mother :)))
them feeding each other warm pieces of buttered bread :))))
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robertreich · a month ago
The Filibuster is Unconstitutional
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the filibuster these days. But here’s one thing about this old Senate rule you might not know: the filibuster actually violates the Constitution.
41 Senate Republicans, who represent only 21 percent of the American population, are blocking the “For the People Act,” which is supported by 67 percent of Americans. They’re also blocking an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour, supported by 62 percent of Americans. And so much else.  
Even some so-called moderate Democrats, like Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema, have outsized power to block crucial legislation thanks to the filibuster. Many of those who defend the filibuster consider themselves “originalists,” who claim to be following the Constitution as the Framers intended. 
But the filibuster is not in the Constitution. In fact, the Framers of the Constitution went to great lengths to ensure that a minority of senators could not thwart the wishes of the majority. 
After all, a major reason they called the Constitutional Convention was that the Articles of Confederation (the precursor to the Constitution) required a super-majority vote of nine of the thirteen states, making the government weak and ineffective.
James Madison argued against any super-majority requirement, writing that “the fundamental principle of free government would be reversed," and “It would be no longer the majority that would rule: the power would be transferred to the minority." Alexander Hamilton, meanwhile, warned about “how much good may be prevented, and how much ill may be produced” if a minority in either house of Congress had “the power of hindering the doing what may be necessary.”
Hence, the Framers required no more than a simple majority vote in both houses of Congress to pass legislation. They carved out specific exceptions, requiring a super-majority vote only for rare, high-stakes decisions: 
Expulsion of members.
Overriding a presidential veto.
Ratification of treaties.
Constitutional amendments.
By being explicit about these exceptions where a super-majority is necessary, the Framers underscored their commitment to majority rule for the normal business of the nation.
They would have balked at the notion of a minority of senators continually obstructing the majority, which is now the case with the filibuster. 
So where did the filibuster come from? 
The Senate needed a mechanism to end debate on proposed laws, and move laws to a vote — a problem the Framers didn’t anticipate. In 1841, a small group of senators took full advantage of this oversight to stage the first filibuster. They hoped to hamstring the Senate and force their opponents to give in by prolonging debate and delaying a vote. 
This was what became known as the “talking filibuster” as popularized in the film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. But the results were hardly admirable.
After the Civil War, the filibuster was used by Southern politicians to defeat Reconstruction legislation, including bills to protect the voting rights of Black Americans.
In 1917, as a result of pressure from President Woodrow Wilson and the public, the Senate finally adopted a procedure for limiting debate and ending filibusters with a two-thirds vote (67 votes). In the 1970s, the Senate reduced the number of votes required to end debate down to 60, and no longer required constant talking to delay a vote. 41 votes would do it.
Throughout much of the 20th century, despite all the rule changes, filibusters remained rare. Southern senators mainly used them to block anti-lynching, fair employment, voting rights, and other critical civil rights bills.
That all changed in 2006, after Democrats won a majority of Senate seats. Senate Republicans, now in the minority, used the 60-vote requirement with unprecedented frequency. After Barack Obama became president in 2008, the Republican minority blocked virtually every significant piece of legislation. Nothing could move without 60 votes.
In 2009, a record 67 filibusters occurred during the first half of the 111th Congress — double the entire 20-year period between 1950 and 1969. By the time the 111th Congress adjourned in December 2010, the filibuster count had ballooned to 137.
Now we have a total mockery of majority rule. And it bears repeating that just 41 Senate Republicans, representing only 21 percent of the country, are blocking critical laws supported by the vast majority of Americans. 
This is exactly the opposite of what the framers of the Constitution intended. They unequivocally rejected the notion that a minority of Senators could obstruct the majority. 
Every time Republicans use or defend the filibuster they’re directly violating the Constitution — the document they claim to be dedicated to. How can someone profess to be an “originalist” and defend the Constitution while repeatedly violating it?
Senators whose votes have been blocked by a minority should have standing to take this issue to the Supreme Court. And the Court should abolish the filibuster as violating the U.S. Constitution.
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matchhouse · a year ago
- Angelica Schuyler was a slave owner
- Alexander Hamilton rented slaves
- Do I really need to say anything about Washington, Jefferson, or Madison
- Alexander Hamilton was not an advocate for immigrants. In fact, he pushed laws that would harm immigrants because he feared the effect they would have on his political career
- Angelica Schuyler was actually friends with Jefferson, which is its whole separate thing
- The Schuyler family had their fortune built off of slaves, which Hamilton benefitted from when he married Eliza
- Hercules Mulligan owned a slave (His name was Cato. He was a spy in the Revolution, and you should definitely look into him!)
I love the musical, but please remember to treat this subject with respect. The musical characters are fictional counterparts to their historical ones. View the fictional characters how you want, but remember how horrible the real people were. Angelica would not have fought for slaves rights, she owned her own. Hamilton wouldn't help immigrants because he was one, he created laws that still harm them to this day. The musical is beautiful, but take off the rose tinted glasses when you analyze the historical figures and their actions. Enjoy the musical, remember the history.
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