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  • Alexander Hamilton

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    duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. Alexander Hamilton's earlier career as a Continental Army officer is less well known. Yet Hamilton's first experience in public service is important, not only because it was the springboard to his later career, but because it also deeply influenced his values and thinking” (Hamilton). Alexander Hamilton was born as a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies on the 11th of January 1755. His father, James Hamilton -- Scottish merchant of St. Christopher

  • Alexander Hamilton

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    Alexander Hamilton was a founding father that is often forgotten in American history. All the glory goes to men like George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and others of that sort. Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential individuals in the formation of the United States economy, and one of the greatest intellectuals, politicians and founding fathers in history. Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755 in the British West Indies. He was the product of an affair and was born to his

  • Alexander Hamilton

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    Consider Napoleon, Fox, and Hamilton the three greatest men of our epoch, and If I were force to decide between the three, I would give without hesitation the first place to Hamilton (Kaplan 284)”. Those are the words of prominent French diplomat Charles Maurice De Talleyrand after spending a year in the United States. Those words of respect came because of the actions and influences that Alexander Hamilton had on a young United States that still have an effect today. Hamilton helped shaped and interpret

  • Alexander Hamilton

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    Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was a great man that will be remembered for being a great major general of the armed forces of the United States of America. As well as the secretary of the treasury. In 1769, at twelve years old he had a job as a clerk in a general store and Alexander dreaded spending the rest of his life there. He wanted something more for his future. He wished for a war to occur. He wanted to prove himself to be more worthy then a clerk. To his thinking, only some brilliant

  • Alexander Hamilton And John Marshall And Alexander Hamilton

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    what Alexander Hamilton would be able to accomplish if he had not been killed by Aaron Burr? Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers, was a talented man who achieved many things during his lifetime. Therefore, it is no surprise that he could attain a higher position in the office and even become a president. In fact, with him being a president, many events could be changed, including the War of 1812, the slavery system, and even the size of the country. First of all, let take a look at Alexander Hamilton

  • Biography of Alexander Hamilton

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    Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis of the British West Indies January eleventh in 1757. He lived with his brother and a single mother. In 1772, Hamilton moved to the United states. He entered the Continental Army in 1776 as the captain of artillery while in New York where he also studied law at King’s College. He was married to Elizabeth Schuyler in 1780. Elizabeth was from a wealthy land holding family, this helped Alexander hold ties to rich and powerful leaders in New York. Alexander

  • Biography of Alexander Hamilton

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    Biography of Alexander Hamilton Summary Alexander Hamilton was most likely born on January 11, 1757, although the exact year of his birth is unknown. Hamilton was born on

  • Federalist Alexander Hamilton

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    As a federalist Alexander Hamilton wanted to establish a stronger federal government under a new Constitution. He met in Philadelphia with other delegates to discuss how to fix the Articles of Confederation that created a weak central government. During the meeting, Hamilton expressed his view that a dependable current source of revenue would be crucial to develop a more powerful and resilient central government. Although Hamilton played a diminutive part in the writing of the Constitution itself

  • Contributions Of Alexander Hamilton

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    Born in the British West Indies, Alexander Hamilton was a bright and talented young man. In 1772, he moved to the mainland to attended King’s College in New York City. Soon after, he quickly embarked on an extraordinary career. Between his arrival in America and his death, Alexander Hamilton contributed greatly to establish our governmental framework. He fought under George Washington in the Revolutionary war and was a member of the Continental Congress. He was an advocate for the ratification of

  • Biography of Alexander Hamilton

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    Alexander Hamilton once said, "May God give you wisdom to see what is your true interest, and inspire you with becoming zeal for the cause of virtue and mankind.” Hamilton was a determined man, which is evident from this quote. He was born into a poor family that did not have many chances, but Hamilton made the most of what he had and persevered. Hamilton was a well-educated man that played a large role in what the United States of America is today; he participated largely in the Revolutionary War