Around 1788, King left the law profession to move to Gotham and join New York state politics. He was elected to the State Senate (1789-1790), and was then elected the state’s first US Senator. As political parties flourished in the new government, King shared his views and position with the Federal Party. In Congress, he supported Hamilton’s financial program and was one of the leaders that proposed the controversial Jay Treaty (1794). Boots not fragile like a flower fragile like a bomb poster. During that time, in 1791, King became one of the directors of the First Bank of the United States. In 1795, although he was re-elected to the US Senate, he only participated for one year, then was appointed US Ambassador to England (1796-1803).