Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton, the immigrant with a dream. The founding father who created the United States Bank, and the man who defied all that was thrown at him to create a legacy. It’s considered unknown to when Hamilton was born, but his birth is considered to be somewhere around January 11th, 1755. It wasn’t recorded, due to the fact that he was born in the British West Indies. His parents were James Hamilton, a Scotsman, and Rachel Fawcett Lavien, the daughter of a French physician.
He got a job as an accountant for a mercantile dedicated to slaves. The new mercantile accountant impressed his employer, Nicholas Cruger, to such a point that he advised him to write a letter to the newspaper editor Hugh Knox. Alexander Hamilton thought he would take a chance on writing the letter, because he had no family. Due to his mother’s passing at the youthful age of 38 in 1768, during the most important time during Alexander Hamilton’s life. Alexander Hamilton decided to write a letter about the a hurricane that ravaged the island in 1772.
He was expelled during his junior year because of a prank. His family allowed him to join the navy, but he soon found that more discipline was present in the Navy than at Yale. In 1810 Cooper took a furlough, and never returned to active duty. James Fenimore Cooper married Susan De Lancy in 1811, and for the next ten years he lived as a country gentleman. However, after the death of all five of his elder brothers he became responsible for supporting their widows and paying their debts.
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.
When Nathaniel’s wealthy uncle discovered his talents with writing, he was sent to Bowdoin College from 1821 to 1825. In 1846, Hawthorne managed to obtain a position as a surveyor in the Salem Custom House; however, two years later in 1848, he was dismissed because of his affiliation with politics. As quoted in Encyclopedia of World Biography, “Hawthorne obtained in 1846 the position of surveyor (one who maps out new lands) in the Salem Custom House, but was relieved of this position in 1848 because of his political ties” (Advameg, Inc, 2010). However, his dismissal from the Custom House gave him a chance to write his biggest success, The Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel’s Puritan family background had greatly influenced his novel The Scarlet Letter.
However, every class of the colonists agreed that King George the 3rd and Parliament denied them representative government and their natural rights. Unfortunately they doubted whether their people were strong enough to stand against the British army. The Second Continental Congress created a committee to draft the document that would forever change history, and in that committee was John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman. They appointed the youngest of the group to create this document, and Thomas Jefferson completed this task in just two days. In making this historical document, Jefferson drew ideas from the Enlightenment, especially those by John Locke.
In the following years, Benedict’s mother died so he proceeded to take responsibility for his remaining sister and father. His dad, at the time, had been arrested for being drunk in public many times. Following his fathers death, Benedict and his sister moved to New Haven and Arnold worked as a pharmacist and bookseller. When the Stamp Act was passed in 1764, Arnold joined the Sons of Liberty (Benedict). By joining the Sons of Liberty, Arnold hoped to resist the British tyranny that the country was starting to feel.
As per his foster mother's deathwish, Poe reconciled with his foster father, who coordinated an appointment for him to the United States Military Academy at West Point. His time at West Point was ill-fated, however, as Poe supposedly deliberately disobeyed orders and was dismissed. After that, his foster father repudiated him until his death in March 27, 1834. Poe next moved to Baltimore, Maryland with his widowed aunt, Maria Clemm, and her daughter, Virginia. Poe used fiction writing as a means of supporting himself, and with in December 1835, Poe began editing the Southern Literary Messenger for Thomas W. White in Richmond.
Hawthorne’s father was a ship Captain in the U.S. Navy and died of yellow fever when Hawthorne was four-years-old. After his father died his mother became overly protective of him and that left him to be shy and bookish. Later on that is what molded his career as a writer. In 1821 Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College and graduated four years later - He chose a school that was close to his mom and sisters. After graduation he turned his passion of writing and published his first novel Fanshawe.
Some of his successes were that he was one of the few who went to school and learned how to read and write. This was good news to his family beacuse they expected do much from him. Paine later on failed out of school and started to work with first with his dad than later as excise officer. In the year of 1756, he left to join the crew of pivateers during the war against the French. While he was aboard the ship who was named "Terrible" lost in battle were only 17 men survived.