By Pam Rosenberg
Alexander Hamilton was once many stuff: scholar, soldier, and maybe so much famously, founding father. younger readers will examine the tale of Alexander Hamilton, from his early youth years to his turning into probably the most very important figures in US background.
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S. Secretary of the Treasury. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2000. O. Box 563 Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies 869/469-5786 Hamilton Grange National Memorial To visit Hamilton’s home in upper Manhattan, New York 287 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10005 212/283-5154 31 Index American Revolution, 13, 15, 20, 21 Articles of Confederation, 21 Bank of the United States, 24 Battle of Yorktown, 20, 21 Boston Tea Party, 14 Boudinot, Elias, 12–13 Burr, Aaron, 26–27, 27 Caribbean, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 11 College of New Jersey, 12, 13 Columbia University, 14 Columbus, Christopher, 11 Continental army, 17 Continental Congress, 14, 18, 21 Cooper, Myles, 13–14 Cruger, Nicholas, 7, 9–10 Democratic-Republican Party, 23, 26 dueling, 27–28, 27 Elizabethtown Academy, 13 The Farmer Refuted pamphlet, 15 The Federalist articles, 21–22, 22 Federalist Party, 23 Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, 11 First Continental Congress, 14 A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress pamphlet, 14 George II, king of England, 14 The Grange home, 8 Hamilton, Alexander, 6, 15, 27, 28 as aide-de-camp, 18, 18, 19 birth, 7, 9 childhood, 7 death, 25, 27, 28 education, 8, 10, 12, 13 law career, 20, 21 marriage, 20 military career, 15–16, 16, 18, 19, 20 nickname, 20 as treasury secretary, 22–23 writings, 14, 15, 21–22, 22, 23, 24 Hamilton, Angelica (daughter), 28 Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler (wife), 20, 25, 25 Hamilton, James (father), 6, 7, 8 Hamilton, James, Jr.
Myles Cooper, the president of King’s College, was a Loyalist. militia (muh-LISH-uh) A militia is a group of citizens who are trained to fight in the event of an emergency. Alexander Hamilton enlisted in the New York militia when the American Revolution began. paroled (puh-ROLD) A prisoner who is paroled is released early on the condition that he or she will obey the law. Hercules Mulligan was paroled on the condition that he would not leave New York City. 30 Patriots (PAY-tree-uhts) The colonists who opposed the British and wanted to gain independence for the American colonies were known as the Patriots.
28 Time LINE 1755 1755 Alexander Hamilton is born on January 11 on the island of Nevis. 1765 The Sons of Liberty organize in England’s American colonies; Hamilton’s father returns to Saint Kitts, leaving his family behind on Saint Croix. 1771 Hamilton’s boss, Nicholas Cruger, leaves him in charge of his business while he travels to New York. 1772 Hamilton sails to Boston and then travels on to New York to continue his education. 1781 1804 1781 Hamilton resigns as aide-de-camp to General Washington; Hamilton commands a New York battalion in the decisive Battle of Yorktown; Britain’s General Cornwallis surrenders on October 19.
Alexander Hamilton. Soldier and Statesman by Pam Rosenberg