The Great Gatsby appreciation blog. History peep and museum intern who may be slightly infatuated with people long gone. "They're a rotten crowd... You're worth the whole damn bunch put together."
May 6, 2013
- The Continentalist: This new government sucks.
- The Federalist: Buy this Constitution now.
- Report on Public Credit: We're broke.
- Pacificus: You need an army and fleet to fight a war, guys.
- Phocion: Why I hate Jefferson.
- Report on Manufactures: You want economic independence from Britain? Make your own shit.
- Camillus: I'm not kidding, we're not ready for war yet. Shut up about the Jay Treaty already.
- Philo Camillus: Goddamn I'm awesome.
- Reynolds Pamphlet: I'm not supplying this guy insider information, I'm just banging his wife. I have principles.
- Adams Pamphlet: The president was mean.
- The Examination: Why I /really/ hate Jefferson.
April 28, 2013
i was bored so i made this. it’s fugly but, oh well… and i know, they were older for the duel and Hamilton a little bite *chubby* but, who cares? ~artistic licence
April 19, 2013
‘Once upon a time, the disgraced Reverend Aaron Burr was exiled to the remote island of Nevis for crimes too unspeakable to be mentioned. Outcast and forlorn, he stumbled upon a veteran from the American Revolution, gone wild from tragic loss and lack of monarchical government. Burr and Hamilton schemed to retake their honor (and Mexico in the meantime) and destroy the valiant Republic under the good President Jefferson.’
- (Perpetually) Vice President John Adams
March 30, 2013
Also, Hamilton’s debt was paid off by the Civil War (it’s called a sinking fund, I’m sure the OP has heard of it). So Hamilton’s hardly responsible for American spending habits since then.
(that is something i wasn’t sure about, thank you)
i’m tagging this because it’s important. the point still stands: you can’t blame a person who lived two centuries ago for modern problems.
February 26, 2013
"I am losing character my friend. because I am not over complaisant to the spirit of clamour, so that I am in a fair way to be out with every body. With one set, I am considered as a friend to military pretensions however exorbitant, with another as a man, who secured by my situation from sharing the distress of the army, am inclined to treat it lightly. The truth is I am an unlucky honest man, that speak my sentiments to all and with emphasis."
Alexander Hamilton to John Laurens, September 12, 1780 (via publius-esquire)
February 6, 2013
January 31, 2013
Some silly sketching with Hamilton. Although I’m pretty sure this is me 99.9% of the time, too
Me too, Hamilton, me too.
January 29, 2013
And ironically that tear is probably the reaction he would have if he picked up an issue today
YES i cheated: i used textures for the background… too lazy to draw trees and leaves and trunks (don’t look at me like that!) and it’s a good technique to hide your terrible linearts!
soooooo…. here a request i received for the Burr/Hamilton duel and i was like ‘why not?’. they are supposed to be old and Hamilton a little chubby but my hands hate me and i have another idea of drawing rn. it’s awfull. it’s historically inaccurate. i’m sorry. leave me alone!!!
January 26, 2013
“What infuriated Hamilton about Jefferson was not his political principles but the real or perceived personal injuries Jefferson had inflicted on Hamilton’s career and reputation; and his judgment that Jefferson was a ‘contemptible hypocrite’ who disguised his own great, though legitimate, political ambitions. Furthermore, the rhythm and timing of the conflicts between the two men was not synchronized. For Jefferson, the greater the issue at stake, the more he feared and suspected Hamilton; Hamilton’s central public policies (funding, assumption, the Bank) were, from Jefferson’s perspective, the proof of his subversive intent. In contrast, Hamilton’s view of Jefferson was most balance and detached when great public issues were at stake, such as policy toward France in 1793 and the 1801 crisis over the Jefferson-Burr election standoff; it was most jaundiced and vitriolic when there was least at stake publicly (e.g., Jefferson’s employment of Philip Freneau as a translator for the State Department).
Hamilton had strong principled disagreements with Jefferson - over constitutional interpretation, international law and treaty obligations, the proper role of government, to name a few. But at least from Hamilton’s side, it was not these marked differences of political outlook that drove the battle with Jefferson. It was rather Hamilton’s perception of Jefferson’s devious and mischievous character and what he had done to harm Hamilton personally, that got Hamilton’s blood boiling. But because Jefferson’s chief offenses (in Hamilton’s view) were personal, Hamilton could play the part of the man who magnanimously puts aside personal considerations in the interest of the public, as in the 1801 election crisis.”
- James Read, ‘Alexander Hamilton’s View of Thomas Jefferson’s Ideology and Character’
This goes back to the difference in how TJ and Hammie in general viewed each other: Jefferson thought Hamilton was evil; Hamilton thought Jefferson was a jerk.