Alexander Hamilton was a major part in the making of the United States of America. Firstly, He was George Washington’s protege during the Revolutionary War and and was part of the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, and 1788 Secondly, He was the first Secretary of the Treasury in the United States. Lastly, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton got into a dispute from the election of 1801 and the standoff led to Alexander Hamilton killed on that day. In conclusion, Alexander Hamilton was a major part in the making of the United States of America.
The beginning of the United States brought together a variety of competing ideas and interests. It was a time of wide-scale conflict not only in the revolutionary realm, but the political sphere as well. In no two people is this better exemplified than Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Yet despite their differences, it is arguable that both of them made equal contributions to the country which they helped create. (1) Hamilton’s hardworking nature and can-do attitude became the driving force behind his varied amount of accomplishments.
Alexander Hamilton became famous recently due to a man named Lin Manuel Miranda who made a musical about Alexander Hamilton. But there is more to Alex than what is told in the musical. Alexander's life and political career still influence us today. Alexander Hamilton was born January 11, 1757 on St.Croix, a British island in the Caribbean. Hamilton became an orphan at an early age due to his father abandoning the family and divorcing his mother.
Alexander Hamilton (2004), written by Ron Chernow delineates America's most disputable Founding Father. The book gives a wide perspective on early America, with top to bottom accentuation on Hamilton's whole life, achievements and his relationship to certain Founders. Prior to reading this book, I considered Hamilton to be an amazing yet oppressive man who was much of the time involved in conflicts with other Founders. I recall that he advocated a stronger central government, protectionism, mercantilism, and a national bank. Additionally, I knew that he composed parts of the Constitution and wrote the vast majority of The Federalist Papers.
New York Colony New York started out as a small, fought-over colony, but it soon became a thriving state. New York also had a very big impact on the Constitution and politics. One of the signers of the Constitution representing the New York colony, Alexander Hamilton, was a “Political Scientist, Government Official, Journalist, Military Leader, Economist, Lawyer” (biography.com), and clerk. He had a very important role in writing and ratifying the Constitution.
Judith St. George wrote a book called The Duel about the parallel lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. In the book, with 2 different lenses, she talks about them being students. Burr and hamilton had similar experiences but St. George wanted us to see how they are different as well. At only the age of 13, Burr got accepted to the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton. Hamilton's lens was different.
John Jay was not the most loved of our Founding Fathers but his leadership in significant events did help lead to the writing of the Constitution. He was elected the president of the First and Second Continental Congress. Which indicates others were able to notice his excellent leadership skills. These congresses were important because they helped plan boycotts against the British,issued the Declaration of Independence ,put together the Continental Army and created the Articles of Confederation which were all necessary steps to get us to the writing of the Constitution. The fact that he was the head overseer of the arranging of all these things shows his prestige.
Taking time to understand the formation of our country takes a lot of time, patience, and understanding as well as being willing to learn all of the different government systems. During this time, the thirteen colonies had a desire to be free from Great Britain due to taxation and other issue’s. In order to become free from Great Britain, the colonies had to sign a document which is known as the Article of Confederation. After the situation with Great Britain was solved, another problem had to be handled. One problem that the colonies had was making decisions with each other.
Alexander Hamilton is on the $10 bill because he was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury and was so, from 1789 to 1795. Three of Alexander Hamilton's accomplishments consists of, writing most of the Federalist papers, he was the first Treasure Secretary and was George Washington's most trusted aid during the revolutionary war, where he also assisted in forcing the British to
Alexander Hamilton died on the morning of July 12, 1804 in the famous Burr-Hamilton duel at Weehawken, New Jersey. The two had been enemies for a long time, ever since the revolution. When Hamilton started to publicly insult Aaron Burr right before the election of 1800, he started down the road which lead to his fateful duel. To Hamilton and the Federalist party this election was like picking between a cobra or a rattlesnake, both considered very dangerous. This was a tough decision, but Hamilton thought Thomas Jefferson would be the less dangerous of the two, so when he heard that his party was going to vote for Burr he said, "Nothing has given me so much chagrin as the Intelligence that the Federal party were thinking seriously of supporting
Alexander Hamilton began his life as a young boy living in the British West Indies. At the age of 11, Hamilton began working tirelessly to provide for his family. With time and experience, Hamilton started working with international commerce and slave trade. His boss, Hugh Knox, recognized his ambition and decided to send him to America. Hamilton attended King’s college, other known as Columbia University, and became more involved in politics.
4/24/17 The Affairs of Alexander Hamilton World renowned founding father Alexander Hamilton was a perfectly moral public figure, but as a private figure he cheated on his wife twice, and payed blackmail for it once. We are in 1777, colonial America, and a 20 year old Alexander is ready to fight the British and end the war. He meets a 23 year old John Laurens in a bar, and they decide to go to general George Washington and tell him of their plan to take down the British. Laurens became the leader of an 100% African American battalion, and Hamilton became the senior officer of the U.S armed forces.
Some of the most important people in the history of the United States are the founding fathers who founded this extravagant country. Alexander Hamilton happened to be one of those founding fathers. He is very well known in today’s time. You might have heard of him from the broadway show “Hamilton”. His legacy has been carried on from generation to generation and will continue to do so.