Why Is Alexander Hamilton Important

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"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We fought for these ideals we shouldn't settle for less." This famous quote from Alexander Hamilton sums up his goal in life. Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757, and then he was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804 (ushistory.org). He was born on the Caribbean island of Navis. He attend King’s College in 1774 and then later in his life he also worked there (college.columbia.edu). Alexander Hamilton influenced the creation of the United States by being George Washington’s “Right Hand Man” during the revolutionary war, he made the U.S. financial system and was the first Secretary of the Treasury, also Hamilton created the Federalist Party.

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financial system and was the first Secretary of the Treasury. On December 15, 1790, Hamilton submitted a report to Congress. He proposed the Bank of the United States with a $10 million capital. This shows that he took up the role because he went to Congress to propose the bank. The first bank was established in 1791, The bank served as a depository for public funds and helped the government with financial transactions. (ushistory.com) The first bank made paper currency, which was used to pay taxes and debts owed to the government. This further shows that he influenced the creation of the U.S. because it was the first way for the government to collect taxes and make financial trades with other …show more content…

Hamilton got together with his associates that shared political ideas and then they created the Federalist party. The only Federalist President was the 2nd President who was John Adams. This shows that he helped create the U.S. and how it is today because he created one of the political parties that is still around today and that party has had to vary infunecal people in it. The other political party at this time was the Democratic-Republicans and they were led by Thomas Jefferson. Today they are known as the Democratic Party. The Democratic-Republican party is also very important because it is the other major party in the U.S. but Hamilton supported Thomas Jefferson in the election of 1800 when he was running for president against Aaron Burr and that is what led to his death.

Overall Alexander Hamilton helped create the foundation for the United States because he was George Washington’s aide-de-camp, he created the Nation’s first national bank, and he also created the Federalist party. In the words of Hamilton on death “Death doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes, and we keep living anyway....” (Alexander

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