In Essay #7, Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States,Hamilton continues his argument for union over separate and sovereign states. In particular, he details how territorial disputes, commercial competition, and management of the public debt could all lead to conflicts between the states.
While in essay #6, he focuses on European countries, in this essay he focuses on domestic issues that could lead to wars between states – issues such as territorial disputes, commercial competition, and management of the public debt. He tries to “bring the argument home” to the citizens of New York as opposed to arguing in a global or more general sense.
Credit for the summary and analysis of Essay #7 goes to Brittany Nelson and Christopher Higgins (second revision 09/15/2011). Weinbloom, Elizabeth ed. “The Federalist Papers Essay 7 Summary and Analysis”. GradeSaver, 30 December 2011 Web. 15 January 2019.