Re: President Alexander Hamilton
- You don't need an uprising in the Caribbean for a President Hamilton.
The text of the Constitution reads "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
Hamilton was a citizen at the time of the Constitution. The clause was inserted for only one reason - so Hamilton could become President! Fate, and Aaron Burr, kept it from happening.
--- In email@example.com, "Stephen" <althistorian@...> wrote:
> What if..
> As suggested elsewhere on this discussion board, the Caribbean also rose
> in rebellion to the British Empire in 1776 providing Hamilton (born in
> OTL St Kitts and Nevis) with the native birth location to later serve as
> US President?
> And during his Presidency in the late seventeen nineties a crisis
> emerges in this region, either a rebellion of his sugar plantation
> owners, or a quasi war with the British or French (or both in
> combination) attempting to seize shipments of sugar?
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