Alexander Hamilton 's Earlier Life

analytical Essay
1051 words
1051 words

Alexander Hamilton 's earlier life was a definite challenge. It is said that he was conceived in the British West Indies, on the Island of Nevis, at some point between 1755 and 1757. Hamilton unlike most of the founding fathers was not born into a wealthy family, and after his cousin whom he wound up living with committed suicide, he was forced to mend for himself because he had no family to to go. Hamilton became a clerk and as he grew older his genius was known around the town for he had written several letters and verses for his local newspaper. He later chose to escape his futile life and move to New York, where he would begin his political and military training. At age seventeen, he began attending King 's college, and later Columbia University in 1773 during which he became a exuberant supporter of colonial independence. His backing for frontier freedom turned into the beginning stage of his contribution in governmental issues, since it motivated him to compose pamphlets against Britain. Hamilton then took his writing a stride further, when he composed a full Vindication of Measures of congress, that defended the exercises of congress in declining to deal with England. This brought his attention to George Washington,in light of the fact that amid the revolutionary war, Washington personally chose him as his chief of staff. And after the war, Hamilton decided to finish his education, where he squeezed three years of lawful study into nine months, after which he started an authentic vocation. At this same time, he composed the Continentalist articles. He then became one of three New York delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Regardless of his unsatisfaction with the article, he defended it nevertheless. After the conven... ... middle of paper ... ...licly while Jefferson trusted that since only congress has the power to declare war, it ought be the one to proclaim their neutrality. The issue was fought over, Hamilton won, and persuaded Washington to issue the popular Neutrality Proclamation of 1793. After the proclamation, tension started to build between Great Britain and the United States,and just about made Britain pronounce war on the US. After the issue was resolved, Hamilton helped Washington draft his prominent Farewell Address of 1796. Additionally, Hamilton assisted with the XYZ Affair with France. In the following year of 1797, Hamilton began to decline. He engaged himself in political quarrels with others. Most notably the feud amongst him and Aaron Burr, which lamentably prompted his sudden death on July 11, 1804 (around the age of 47 and 49, since his actual day of birth was never clarified).

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that alexander hamilton's early life was a challenge. he was born in the british west indies, on the island of nevis, between 1755 and 1757.
  • Analyzes how hamilton's drive for a new constitution originated from his conviction that the new american government should be partitioned into three branches.
  • Describes how hamilton invested a lot of energy attempting to persuade george washington to become the first president of the united states under the constitution.
  • Analyzes how hamilton accomplished what he set out to do as treasury secretary, but it was not without battle, since his congressional rivals endeavored to exhaust him by asking for reports on his work.
  • Analyzes how hamilton played a critical role in developing early american foreign policy. after john adams took office, he didn't replace washington's cabinet.
  • Narrates how hamilton persuaded washington to issue the popular neutrality proclamation of 1793. after the issue was resolved, hamilton helped washington draft his prominent farewell address and assisted with the xyz affair with france.
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