Hamilton saw the 3 separate branches of the government independently and thus believed them to be able to function as independent branches, having little communication between them. He realized that it was impossible to give each branch equal power because of their different responsibilities so he suggested that the methods of electing officials as well as different courses of action for the branches. He claimed that in a 'republican government, the legislative branch assumes more power than the others' and therefore, he recommended different ways of solving this unbalance in the government. Because the legislative branch dominates over the weaker judicial and executive branches, Hamilton suggested a change in the distribution of power between the branches, to make them more equal.

Although he claimed he wanted equality throughout the governmental branches, he actually seemed to favor the executive branch and did not want it to go without a fair amount of power. Hamilton argued his point quite effectively, and contributed to the distribution of powers throughout the government in the final draft of the constitution. Although, throughout the convention, Hamilton never formally spoke out on the subject of slavery, it can be inferred through his comments along the lines of forced labor that he was opposed to the practice of slavery. This is rather strange, since Hamilton is from the West Indies, where blacks highly outnumbered the white people. During the war, Hamilton ventured down to South Carolina and in exchange for fighting for the American army, he promised slaves their freedom. Hamilton never formally spoke out against slavery; it wasn't the topic at hand.

Hamilton stated that he came to speak of the national government, and only the national government. All other topics were irrelevant to him. It seems that if Hamilton disagreed about anything with the majority of the other candidates it would have to be about the executive branch. This crazy man believed that the "National Governor" should be elected for life.

In one of the few debates that Hamilton took part in, he stated that the longer the time a man was in office the better he would be at the powers he had been entrusted with. Hamilton wants to give almost full power to the executive branch when the senate is not in session, but more to the senate when in session. The Governor would be able to appoint to any national office and run many aspects of the nation, making Hamilton executive branch unrealistically strong, a view shared with me by many of my fellow delegates. As the convention pushed on, some huge topics arose. Of course there were the typical things, like the future of the nation's executive branch, and whether or not to base this senate on representation, but there were things that were even more erroneous. The divisions of western lands were of great importance to many of these fighting states, but for Hamilton and New York, they were not as of much importance.

In 1782 New York conceded its huge tract of land to other states. If this convention had only taken place earlier, Mr. Hamilton could have had a huge opinion, just like he did about much of the things said, but New York didn't take the western lands into serious consideration. Hamilton.