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His leadership and his commitment to his country was something that few men would ever be able to understand. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States and he was an American politician and leading statesman. Alexander Hamilton was a leader and his impact on America continues to be studied today in history classes across the U.S. as well as in other countries.

Alexander Hamilton was born in the West Indies. The year of his birth is somewhat uncertain. His mother had been previously married before taking up with another man to claim as a common law husband. Due to this fact, when Alexander tried to enroll in school, The Church of England didn’t allow it. However, Alexander was tutored and he was bright enough to learn all that he could.

Hamilton’s roles in the early politics of the U.S. were varied. He was instrumental in creating the Federalist Party and was consider one of the main founders of it. The Federalist Party was the first American political party and Hamilton was instrumental in setting up the bylaws for the party.

During the Revolutionary War, he was the personal assistance to General George Washington and he served as a captain overseeing the artillery. He also led three different battalions when the Battle of Yorktown was fought.

He was one of the authors of the Federalist Papers. In fact, since he wrote fifty-one of the eighty-five papers, some considered him the main writer of the papers. These were the papers that allowed others to understand the U.S. Constitution so Alexander’s role as the author was crucial.

Well respected, Alexander Hamilton was the first assemblyman from New York County. He was the first delegate chosen for the Constitutional Convention.

Alexander Hamilton’s life would come to an end in 1804. Vice President Aaron Burr won a duel with Hamilton when the two met to settle their differences with a duel. Hamilton was shot and died. He was around the age of forty-seven.


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