Federalist Papers – Essay #65

In Essay #65, The Powers of the Senate, Alexander Hamilton defends the use of the Senate as a court of impeachment for public officials impeached by the House of Representatives. Of all the options available under the Constitution, Hamilton argues, the Senate is the most appropriate to serve in such a serious capacity.

He dismisses the idea of having a separate court of impeachment as being too expensive.

Hamilton rails against critics who, as he says, are holding up ratification by focusing on minor imperfections of a document that even the Founding Fathers considered imperfect.

Credit for the summary and analysis of Essay #65 is given to Brittany Nelson and Christopher Higgins (second revision 09/15/2011). Weinbloom, Elizabeth ed. “The Federalist Papers Essay #65 Summary and Analysis”. GradeSaver, 30 December 2011 Web. 17 February 2019.

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