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Smith of South Carolina believed all six ships should be completed. ” Representative Samuel Smith of Maryland pointed out that Congress had already taken steps to protect the agricultural interests of Americans by enlarging the army to defend the frontier. Citizens engaged in maritime pursuits deserved to have their interests protected as well. New York congressman John Williams disagreed. The government should stop construction on the frigates, he argued, since the Revolutionary War had proved that privateers were more effective than a navy.

On April 30, 1798, Adams signed legislation creating the Department of the Navy and a new cabinet-level position, secretary of the navy, to head it. S. Marine Corps for service in the Quasi-War. Infantrymen who fought at sea or on land, marines performed several important functions when attached to naval vessels—among them, serving as sentries, the ship’s police force, sharpshooters, members of boarding parties, and honor guards. S. Navy had effectively nullified the French threat in American coastal waters and the Caribbean by mid-1799.

Alexander Hamilton was the architect of American military preparations during the Quasi-War. Born into obscurity on an island in the West Indies, Hamilton came to America to receive his education. A student at King’s College (present-day Columbia University) in New York City when the Revolutionary War began, he became an officer in the Continental army and spent most of the war serving as George Washington’s aide-de-camp. Having witnessed firsthand the ineffectiveness of the Continental Congress, especially regarding military affairs, Hamilton became a staunch nationalist after the war and played a major role in securing the ratification of the Constitution.

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