Alexander Hamilton : A Lawyer, Soldier, Statesmen And The First Secretary Of The Treasury

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Alexander Hamilton was a lawyer, soldier, statesmen and the first Secretary of the Treasury. He was born on January 11th, 1755. Alexander Hamilton was the product of an adulteress affair and was abounded by his father, leaving him to no privilege. In 1773, he came to the colonies so that he could enroll in Kings College (Columbia University) because he wanted to become involved in the political strife. He published his first writing piece, which he signed as a Friend of America. In 1775, he left college to join the fight as a lieutenant and while he was at war he married Elizabeth Schuyler, the daughter of the rich and powerful Philip Schuyler. He worked as a lawyer in New York after the American revolution, then joined the continental congress and in 1787. He was the New York delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. He fought to replace the flawed Articles of Confederation with the Constitution that guaranteed a strong central government. Alexander Hamilton was the primary writer of the Federalist Papers, which were a series of 85 articles that convinced the states to ratify the U.S. Constitution. He served as the Secretary of the Treasury in George Washington’s cabinet. He firmly believed the Department of Treasury’s role within the federal government was to collect and disburse money. His primary goal was to pay the national debt which incurred throughout the war. In addition, he laid out a plan for the national economy when people didn 't actually…

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