While a literary device, tragic heroes also appear in real life. A perfect example of a real life tragic hero is Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. This modern tragic hero started life as an orphan in poverty, living in the Caribbean, but his elevated character of exceptional literary skills, wit and progressive political ideas eventually landed him a spot as one of the most influential people in the United States. Alexander Hamilton had a positive hamartia, as he refused to remain quiet about the injustices of his country, oblivious to the danger it created for him and his family. The downfall of Hamilton occurred gradually. Because of many of his radical views, he gained a lot of opposition in both the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties, and was forced to resign, yet still remained popular, with a greatly valued opinion (Brookhiser). Hamilton then lost his firstborn son (Phillip) in a duel when Phillip challenged George Eacker to uphold his father’s honor. And yet Hamilton refused to remain quiet and openly opposed Aaron Burr in the election of 1800, and worked against Burr again when the Vice President ran for New York governorship. In an attempt to heal his wounded pride, Aaron Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel, and the discredited Alexander Hamilton died the day after. (Foner). However, it is believed that Hamilton intentionally misdirected his shot, showing that he may have recognized his flaw in the end, redeeming himself in the eyes
Alexander Hamilton (2004) is a detailed true story of one of the most important figures in American history. It is based on Hamilton’s early life. As a politician, as a revolutionary war hero, and the first treasury secretary, Hamilton dedicated his life and intellect to unifying and strengthening the United States. Hamilton in truth did perhaps more than any other one person to secure the power of the American Union. Though he was never president, he was a hero deemed as a true founding father, title he kept till his death.
Did you know that the only non-presidents on US paper currency are Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton? However, Alexander Hamilton has more to do with American political history than you may realize. He changed the way the American government works and how it continues to work to this day. Hamilton lived an influential life, he had a rough childhood but was able to overcome it and rise to great things. Alexander Hamilton is an important historical figure.
All of our great leaders had one thing in common. Leadership. All of our great leaders have a different approach. Leaders have to have great attitude, they have to know what they want, and they have to always be accepting of the truth. Being a leader doesn’t mean being a President or a Vice President, people like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass made a huge impact on the abolitionist movement, and they were fugitive slaves!
Do you know Which United States president rode into crossing gun fire? George Washington was very gritty person, grit is someone’s resolve and strength of character and he shows this by accepting all the roles he did. George Washington used perseverance, passion and courage to overcome obstacles.
His life has never been described of embodying hip-hop, until only recently. Alexander Hamilton is finally getting the recognition he lacked and deserved during his time. This is all due to Lin Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece, Hamilton, an American musical. As often pointed out in the musical, Hamilton commonly is clashed in with the other founding fathers, most just know him for fixing the nation’s economy. Though his accomplishments go far beyond fixing the banks and stabilizing the nation’s economy. Our history books rarely mention him (Miranda), though his doings are in there. From earning his way into King’s College to writing 51 out of the 85 Federalist papers to getting shot in a duel, Alexander Hamilton is a true American self-made man
Alexander Hamilton’s had a background that is very difficult to follow. Alexander had to manage two different lives throughout his lifetime one of them was his life in America where he had focus on his education at king 's college (Moss 74) as well as the sweep of independence that came through New york.
Of the founding fathers of our nation, history often remembers the ones who shaped our nation the most. Of course, history is shaped by those that survive, and so the hundreds of accomplishments that Alexander Hamilton was able to achieve in his short life time mostly go unremembered. The United State’s first Secretary of Treasury shaped the early economy of the nation in ways that still affect us today, yet, before the hit broadway musical about him, most people remembered him as the guy on the ten-dollar bill and the guy that Aaron Burr shot. Alexander Hamilton did so much more than that. He rose from the bottom, an illegitimate child and orphan by age 14, almost to the top, the right hand man of George Washington for several years.
One of America’s most noteworthy founding fathers was Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was the First Secretary of Treasury for the United States of America, under the presidency of General George Washington (1789-1797). Before he became the Secretary of Treasury, Hamilton was one of the most trusted aide-de-camps of General Washington during the Revolution. As an aide-de-camp Hamilton gained practical experience that aided him later on in life as an asset to President Washington. His work in the Revolution gave him a social standing by introducing him to his wife Elizabeth Schuyler. It also impacted his relationship with politics when he founded the Federalist Party in 1791. Alexander Hamilton’s work as an aide-de-camp was a vital push
Hamilton, though accustomed to life in the office, urged President George Washington to allow him in the warzone and fight amongst and lead the nation’s people. In the year 1782, the founding father commanded a triumphant battle between the American militia against the British army. This was known as the Battle of Yorktown of 1782, and is still commemorated as the battle leading towards the Treaty of Paris; the treaty that would mark the end to the Revolutionary War. ("Alexander Hamilton”) His successes in this battle manifests that Hamilton truly exemplified an important role in American independence. Without the victory invested within the Battle of
In may of 2009, Lin Manuel Miranda peformed a rough version of a song that would later become the opening of a several tony winning award musical. Lin caught the hearts of many people with his hip-hop broadway musical about the founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Not only did tickets for
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. They may have been apart physically, but they wrote many letters back and forth. There have been 7 found flirtatious letters between the two. Many letters were signed with “Yours forever in love, Hamilton” and were full of requests to meet at secret spots. In one letter Hamilton writes “My dear, let our friendship be more than just its name, and let us build upon the strong foundations a
From all the experience gathered from writing all these prompts, I’ve discovered many information about Civil rights and all the problems with radical that occurred in the 1930’s. I’ve learned that racism was a gigantic focus and problem back then, affecting many colored humans. On the other hand, these problems
Alexander Hamilton, a perfect representation of the American Dream. Born in the Caribbean Island of Saint Kitts and Nevis, overcame many childhood obstacles including being an orphan, and still rose to become one of America's most prominent founding fathers and strong advocate of the United States constitution. When George