“So long as the people of the United States form one nation, the name of Alexander Hamilton will be held in high and lasting honor.”
This biography presents the influence Alexander Hamilton had over the great historical advances of the United States of America.
Born in the Caribbean to a Scottish father and French Huguenot mother, Alexander Hamilton became one of the founding fathers of America. When the American Revolution began, Hamilton threw himself into the cause and joined the volunteer corps to gain practical military experience. As commander of the artillery company, Hamilton showed great dedication. He introduced novel disciplines and through the excellence of his army he was noticed by the Rhode Island General, Greene. In 1777, at the tender age of twenty, he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel. Hamilton’s military talent did not go unnoticed, and his responsibilities continued to rise. He was particularly successful at making powerful friends.
Following the Revolution, law became Hamilton’s next interest. Robert Morris appreciated Hamilton’s talented mind and abilities, and appointed Hamilton as Continental Receiver of Taxes for New York. By the time Hamilton entered Congress, it was falling far behind its predecessors. But, young and enthusiastic, Hamilton threw himself into the struggles. When his term expired in 1783, Hamilton’s endeavours had born no fruit. His ideas had been brought forth at a time when the country was not ready. As public affairs deteriorated even further, Hamilton was drawn into the formation of the constitution, and shaped the future of America forever...
Alexander Hamilton is a fascinating biography of the soldier, politician and founding father who famously died in a duel, not before he changed an entire nation.
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