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Alexander Hamilton

French Project by Dan Shao

Dan Shao

on 12 October 2012

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Childhood By Dan Shao Alexander Hamilton Died July 12, 1804
Killed by Aaron Burr in a duel
Burr challenged Hamilton because of offensive comments said during the election for Governor of New York. Death Fought in Revolutionary war
Fought in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Trenton.
Promoted to lieutenant in 1777
Caught Washington's attention and became Washington's assistant. Military Career Chose to study law instead of being Washingtons adviser
Took on many cases including the Rutgers vs. Waddington Case
One of the first constitutional lawyers Law Career His mother Rachel Fawcett Lavine was a French woman
Married Elizabeth Schuyler in 1780
Had 8 kids: Phillip, Angelica, James Alexander, John Church, William Stephen, Eliza Hamilton Holly, and Phillip ("Little Phil") Family Born on January 11, 1755 or 1757 in Nevis, West Indian Islands
Became an orphan when he was 11 Helped influence the Constitution
Wrote 51 essays for "The Federalist Papers"
Appointed by George Washington and became the Secretary of Treasury.
Helped with the Jay Treaty
Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation of New York Political Career Aaron Burr West Indies
Christian (Episcopalian)
Wrote two or three hymns
Before his death, Hamilton spoke of his beliefs
Taught by student of John Witherspoon Religion Formed by Alexander Hamilton
Only President in Federalist Party was John Adams
Main Rivals were the Democratic-Republican Party led by Thomas Jefferson Federalist Party Elizabeth Schuyler Pictures from Google Images,
Sites Used:
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h445.html Bibliography
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