Then ensued a sudden and unexpected interval, which lasted about an hour.
First Secretary of the Treasury Signer of the Constitution of This 19th Century engraving was made from the full-length portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, oil on canvas, His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant of St.
When Rachael was very young, she had married a Danish proprietor of St. Croix named John Michael Levine. Levine left her husband and was later divorced from him on June 25, Under the Danish law which had granted her divorce, she was forbidden from remarrying.
Business failures resulted the bankruptcy of his father and with the death of his mother, Alexander entered the counting house of Nicholas Cruger and David Beekman, serving as a clerk and apprentice at the age of twelve.
By the age of fifteen, Alexander was left in charge of the business. Opportunities for regular schooling were very limited.
With the aid of funds advanced by friends, Hamilton studied at a grammar school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. The December video was an impromptu capture by a member of the audience of Penn students, professors and guests that numbered about On March 14,he was commissioned captain of a company of artillery set up by the New York Providential Congress.
General Greene introduced the young Captain to General Washington with a recommendation for advancement. Washington made Hamilton his aide-de-camp and personal secretary with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
At the Battle of Monmouth June 28,Hamilton again proved his bravery and leadership and he also won laurels at Yorktown Sept. The Schuylers were one of the most distinguished families in New York. This connection placed Hamilton in the center of New York society.
Inhe was admitted to legal practice in New York and became an assistant to Robert Morris who was then superintendent of finance. He at once became a leading proponent of a stronger national government than what had been provided for by the Articles of Confederation. As a New York delegate to the Constitutional Convention ofhe advocated a national government that would have virtually abolished the states and even called for a president for life to provide energetic leadership.
Hamilton left the convention at the end of June, but he did approve the Constitution subsequently drafted by his colleagues as preferable to the Articles of Confederation, although it was not as strong as he wished.
Hamilton was one of three authors of The Federalist. This work remains a classic commentary on American constitutional law and the principals of government. Its inception and approximately three-quarters of the work are attributable to Hamilton the rest belonging to John Jay and James Madison.
Hamilton also won the New York ratification convention vote for the Constitution against great odds in July July 26, Holding this office from September 11, to January 31,he proved himself a brilliant administrator in organizing the Treasury.
After some controversy, the proposals were adopted, as were his subsequent reports calling for the establishment of a national bank. He is chiefly responsible for establishing the credit of the United States, both at home and abroad.
In foreign affairs his role was almost as influential. Hamilton also became the esteemed leader of one of the two great political parties of the time. John Adams had the prestige from his varied and great career and from his great strength with the people.
Conversely, Hamilton controlled practically all of the leaders of lesser rank and the greater part of the most distinguished men in the country.
Hamilton, by himself, was not a leader for the population. On the eve of the presidential election ofHamilton wrote a bitter personal attack on the president that contained confidential cabinet information.
Burr forced a quarrel and subsequently challenged Hamilton to a duel. At forty-nine, Hamilton was shot, fell mortally wounded, and died the following day, July 12, It is unanimously reported that Hamilton himself did not intend to fire, his pistol going off involuntarily as he fell.
Hamilton was apparently opposed to dueling following the fatal shooting of his son Philip in a duel in Further, Hamilton told the minister who attended him as he laid dying, "I have no ill-will against Col.
I met him with a fixed resolution to do him no harm. I forgive all that happened. His advocacy of the doctrine of "implied powers" to advance a broad interpretation of the Constitution has been invoked frequently to justify the extension of federal authority and has greatly influence a number of Supreme Court decisions.
A curious mystery and uncertainty overhang his birth and parentage, and even the accounts of his son and biographer vary with and contradict each other. The accepted version is, that he was the son of James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant, and his wife, a French lady named Faucette, the divorced wife of a Dane named Lavine.+ free ebooks online.
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